Community Councils’ Forum (CCCF) has appointed Ashley Murphy as its
New Media Worker in a bid to explore new ways of communication,
particularly with the younger generation, throughout the area.
Ashley will be working with the Forum to improve
new ways of getting their message across to the community and look
at new avenues for residents to be able to share their views about
the area with each other and with the Forum.
This will also allow South Ayrshire Community
Planning Partnership and the CCCF to keep residents better informed
about what they are doing in the community.
The social networking sites “Facebook”
are now being utilised as a public forum and information centre to
help stimulate and improve community understanding and involvement.
Ashley, in her new role wants to encourage and
enable people, particularly young people, to engage with what is
happening in their communities and also with the Community Planning
Partnership consultation process.
Peter Mason, chair of the Forum, is urging as
many people as possible to visit the
Carrick Community Councils’
Forum pages and give their ideas on what can be done to address
Ashley said, “I hope that the use of social media
will attract younger people to air their views on current projects.
We will work with pupils at Carrick and Girvan Academies and local
youth groups to get their ideas on improving Carrick. We need their
opinions and feedback and we want them to know that they are valued
in the community”
The role is being funded by Carrick Futures and
the Community Planning Partnership, with input from South Ayrshire
Council and Ailsa Horizons. The Forum hopes the overall outcome will
see community groups in Carrick communicate more effectively with
Community Planning partners to deliver neighbourhood and service
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