Midlothian Council seeks opinions

Midlothian Council wants to hear from community groups and organisations that are interested in shaping the future of the services they receive.

Residents and others can win £100 of high street shopping vouchers by taking part in a consultation. The process is a follow-up to previous work completed in 2010 which the council has said was “extremely useful” in setting its priorities.

The council wants to know which services could be delivered online, and by phone, and which services must be provided face-to-face from an office or drop-in point.

Views are also sought on whether the council should be spending more money on preventing social problems, rather than dealing with them when they occur.

Finally, the council wants to know how best it can work alongside service users, families and communities to design and run services for the benefit of residents.

Views must be received by the October 1. To have your say and be in with a chance of winning the vouchers, fill in the survey at www.midlothian.gov.uk/futuremodel