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What we want for the South of Scotland

1. Do you agree with our ambition outlined?

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No
Don't know

2. What would you like to see for the South of Scotland?

What would you like to see for the South of Scotland?
Better transport links. Roads are awful and one accident causes huge diversions. Hard to bring money to area when it is difficult to commute to.

Ambitions for the new South of Scotland Enterprise

3. What are your ambitions for the future economic success of the South of Scotland?

What are your ambitions for the future economic success of
Keep jobs stable by encouraging employers to invest in area

The economic context of the South of Scotland

4. What are the strengths you would like to see the Agency build on?

What are the strengths you would like to see the Agency
Transport - a77 and a75/76 need improved to allow better links. Would encourage visitors and people working in the area. People move our area as travel is too difficult to commute to jobs

Potential Activities for the South of Scotland Enterprise

6. What currently works well in the South of Scotland?

What currently works well in the South of Scotland?
Community spirit I have seen in area is fantastic

7. What would you add or take away from the potential activities that the Agency could carry out across the three areas:

a) drive forward the economy?
Invest in transport
b) sustain communities?
Invest in roads/transport
c) capitalise on people and resources?
Encourage employers to remain in the area

8. What would you prioritise as the key areas of activity for the Agency?

What would you prioritise as the key areas of activity for the
Invest in road networks!

9. What specific things could the Agency do to help you, your business, your sector or your community?

What specific things could the Agency do to help you, your
Invest in roads (they cause major delays at my workplace due to time it takes to travel to area).

Location of the new Agency

11. Which option, either from the list above or your own suggestion, do you think offers the best way to ensure the Agency is accessible to all across the South of Scotland?

Which option, either from the list above or your own
One base in central point say Dumfries/newton and the pop up clinics for people to visit on designated days

12. Which criteria should be used in reaching a decision about the location of the Agency?

Which criteria should be used in reaching a decision about
Ease of people visiting

13. If you were to use the services of this Agency, what factors are important to you in terms of reaching it?

you were to use the services of this Agency, what factors are important to you in terms of reaching it?
Central place

Other issues

15. We know that young people are less likely to stay in or move to the South of Scotland than they are other parts of the country. Do you have any comments on things the Agency could do to meet the interests of children and young people?

We know that young people are less likely to stay in or move
There are many reasons people move and one is due to lack of opportunities and also leisure facilities (shopping, cinemas etc) transport is difficult due to geographical area and road problems.
Better education opportunities and more chances of skilled jobs or apprenticeships would help younger people stay.

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