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WATCH: Alderney sets out its 2024 vision

WATCH: Alderney sets out its 2024 vision

Monday 15 January 2024

WATCH: Alderney sets out its 2024 vision

Monday 15 January 2024


Alderney's senior politician has fronted a video published for all to view, outlining the 'hierarchy of needs' for the small island community.

With an election looming later this year Policy and Finance Chair Nigel Vooght and others are hoping to encourage candidates to put themselves forward.

But, as Mr Vooght says in the video shared below, there is a lot of work to do this year and to carry on beyond the next election that has already been started by the current States. 

Mr Vooght uses the above video to outline that '2024 is a big year for Alderney with major progress expected on several fronts'.

The eight-minute video was released late last week with the P&F Chair talking through a ‘hierarchy of needs’ that have been identified for Alderney.

These include Care, Education, and Transport as the base needs for the entire island community, with Energy and Housing, the Economy, and the Environment higher up the pyramid. 

Similar to Maslow's 'hierarchy of needs' for humans, if Alderney wants to achieve its hierarchy of needs the base needs must be satisfied before those higher up can be met. 

Mr Vooght talks through all of Alderney's needs - which are based on the Island Plan drawn up in 2022 - in the video. 

Alderney hierarchy of needs

Pictured: Alderney's hierarchy of needs.

“Surrounding all of that is Good Governance – how we manage the island and how we work together as politicians,” says Mr Vooght in the film. “This is important in an election year as we seek to inspire more members of the Island community to stand for election.”

Mr Vooght discusses each of the individual island needs in the video with transport, care, education, housing, energy, the economy, and the environment each touched on in turn. 

He refers to new strategies, closer working relationships with Guernsey and Jersey, new technologies and new ideas as he talks through each stage of the pyramid. 

“We are looking at these issues in a detailed way and hopefully we’ll inspire people on the island to actually want to stand for election at the end of the year and help to drive these things forward in 2024 and beyond,” he concludes.

Mr Vooght said feedback from residents on the hierarchy of needs is important as they plan for the future beyond this election year.

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