Consultation Events, Workshops and Briefings on draft RSS 2004 - 2006
One of the features of RSS preparation in the South West Region was the attention paid to engagement with the various communities in the region. This was not always easy given the strategic region-wide focus of the RSS, but attempts were made to engage as widely as possible in distinct phases of activity:
Spring 2004 Launch events
Autumn 2004 Issues and Options events
Summer 2005 Preferred Strategy Workshops 'the summer debates'
Autumn 2005 draft Strategy workshops 'the winter debates'
Summer 2006 consultation on submitted draft RSS
In addition, throughout the period, discussions were held with a range of groups representing particular interests in the region and presentations were made at conferences and workshops on specific themes.
As part of the submission to government the RPB had to produce a Statement of Public Participation which can be viewed below