‘Nort Natters’ findings presented next week

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Key insights and findings from the recent ‘Nort Natters’ community engagement will be presented next week.

Over the past few weeks, more than 500 people have engaged with ‘Nort Natters’, which aims to understand how local people feel about life in the north mainland and what changes would make a positive difference to the area.   Activity has included an online survey, community workshops and drop in events at locations across the north mainland.  

Key insights and findings will be presented at an informal drop-in session in the Brae Hall on Tuesday 29th November, from 2.30-6.30pm.  The event is open to all, and anyone who lives, works or studies in the north mainland will have a chance to add to the emerging ‘Nort Natters’ themes and ideas. 

This work aims to provide a starting point for Shetland Islands Council, the community and partner organisations to work closer together, to understand the current and future needs of local communities, and to improve the quality of life and services in the north mainland. 

Neil Grant, Director of Development, says:  “It’s been great to hear what people love about their communities, and to get a better understanding of what some of the challenges are.  We’re delighted so many people took the time to get involved.  The active involvement and support of community groups and other organisations has been key to that. ” 

The ‘Nort Natters’ community engagement period ended on Thursday 17th November.  Anyone with questions can get in touch at nortnatters@nesta.org.uk and there’s more information online at www.shetland.gov.uk/nort-natters 

‘Nort Natters’ is led by Shetland Islands Council in partnership with representatives from health and care, emergency services, enterprise, housing, and community and voluntary organisations. 

Published: 22nd November 2022