DEC 2016 CPP Events Calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
      1 Burghead & Cummingston DC / Aberdeen to Inverness Project Office Open 2 Dementia Funding Event 3 4
5 Keith Community Council / Health & Wellbeing Forum 6 Learning Disability Forum / Innes CC / Portgordon Village Hall Meeting 7 Forres Area Forum / Dyke Landward CC / Findochty & District CC / Strathisla CC / Volunteer Manager's Network 8 Moray Economic Partnership / Moray Social Enterprise Network 9 10 11
12 Public Partnership Forum / Portknockie Community Council / FACT Board Meeting / Children & Young People's Forum 13 Elgin Community Council 14 Environment & Sustainability Third Sector Forum 15 Forres Community Council 16 17 18
19 Lossiemouth Community Council 20 Dufftown & District CC 21 22  23 24 Christmas Eve 25 Christmas Day
26 Boxing Day 27 28 29 30 31 Hogmanay  


  • Consultation on School Catchment Area amendments 2016-7 is open until 20 January 2017: Moray Council is proposing to vary the catchment areas of Bishopmill, Lhanbryde, Linkwood, Seafield and West End Primary Schools, Elgin Academy, Elgin High School and Milne's High School. For more information click here.
  • The purpose of the Moray Alcohol and Drug Partnership is to improve life for people in Moray by preventing and reducing the impact alcohol and drug misuse has on individuals, their families and communities. Engagement and involvement is central to delivering this. It helps build understanding, trust and confidence in their work, ensures they understand and focus on what matters to people and that decisions are informed by harnessing the knowledge and expertise of people in our communities.The MADP is developing a plan to support citizen engagement and involvement in its work so that everyone has opportunities to help improve services and support. A draft of the plan with proposed actions is available for consultation here. You can respond to the online survey here. The closing date for responses is 30 January 2017. If you require printed copies of the plan which includes the response form, please contact Fiona McPherson, Public Involvement Officer, on 01343 567187.

  • Functional Assessment Consultation: The Council is reviewing how we assess and award additional points for housing due to health or disability issues. Consultation has begun on the proposed changes: for more information about the proposals and to access the survey please visit the consultation page on our website. The consultation will end on Tuesday 31 January 2017.  The outcome from the consultation will be presented to the Council’s Communities Committee on 7 March 2017. After the consultation, your comments will be used to develop the functional assessment process. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the housing policy team on 0300 1234566.
  • The Community Consultation 2026 is scheduled to take place from October to December.
  • The Council Budget and HITRANS Business Plan will be undergoing review from October 2016 to January 2017.
  • Surveys will be ongoing at all 11 Moray Council library locations.
  • The Children's Services Plan and Self-Directed Support consultations will be ongoing throughout the year. Points of contact are Anne Pendery (tel: 01343 56563400) for the former and Kathy Henwood (tel: 01343 563608) for the latter.
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) ongoing engagement with interest groups (e.g. social enterprises, small businesses, etc.)
  • Police Scotland will be conducting ongoing online engagement activities.
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Station Managers with responsibility for each area attend local area forum meetings on a quarterly basis. The Local Fire Plan is scheduled for review from November 2016-February 2017.
  • The Skills Development Scotland (SDS) team in Elgin are planning a series of events to support people looking for work.  One popup event will happen every month from March-December 2016.  Example planned events: CV tips; local labour market information; interview skills and employer updates.
  • The  Moray Council's Trading Standards team will be conducting ongoing engagement via their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and sending out customer surveys to get feedback on consumer advice, money advice and welfare benefits service users.
  • Ongoing activities will also be carried out for Regional Transport through a mix of formal written consultation and informal engagement with members of the public and/or community councils. For more information: Nichola Smith, 01343 563774.