Clackmannanshire Consultation Database

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Closed Consultations

  • Rent Increase Consultation 2022/23

    Closed 10 January 2022

  • Children’s Swimming Programme

    The Council is looking into ways of introducing a ‘Learn to Swim’ programme for children and young people and part of the process is to gauge interest in this potential future offering. More

    Closed 12 December 2021

  • Audit Scotland Survey --- Your Reputation @ Risk

    The Reputation @ Risk survey was developed by Audit Scotland to gauge staff awareness of the Council’s key governance policies, including codes of conduct, anti-fraud and whistleblowing, and of their responsibilities and the correct course of action to take in response to specific scenarios.... More

    Closed 26 November 2021

  • SEPA and Local Authorities Joint Public Consultation on Flood Risk Management Strategies and Plans

    The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (FRM Act) introduced a coordinated and partnership approach to how we tackle flood risk in Scotland sustainably. Flood Risk Management Plans coordinate a range of different efforts to tackle flooding in Scotland. They set the national direction... More

    Closed 31 October 2021

  • Community Council Review 2021 Stage 2

    The general purpose of a community council is to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area the views of the communities which it represents in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible, and to take such action in the interests of... More

    Closed 27 October 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked for your views on the number of members your community council should have to represent you legitimately, and on the boundaries of your community council to ensure it reflects a natural community.

You said

Respondents variously suggested larger numbers, smaller numbers and agreement on the existing numbers.

Many said an overriding consideration was that the number of members on the community council had to be practical.

There were proposals to change the boundaries of some community councils, including a suggestion to split the largest into smaller areas.

We did

We agree that the number of members has to allow the community council to function as well as be in proportion to the size of the community and we do not feel applying a formula based on population size is practical.  Most community councils did not feel a change in their membership number was necessary. We trust that the current numbers have largely worked in practice and have proposed to keep the composition of all nine community councils as is. 

There was a sound rationale put forward for a change to the boundary shared by Muckhart and Dollar Community Councils.  This change has community support and we are proposing to adopt this change.

We understand the perception that one large area is too big, and we will keep this under review.  In the meantime, the community council in question supports the rationale for combining these areas into one large area a few years ago and it still appears to be valid.  


We asked

We asked for your views on changing the school holiday pattern, which would involve taking the last week off the summer break with pupils returning to school in the second week in August and having a 2 week October holiday.

You said

83% of Clackmannanshire respondents said that they would prefer 2 weeks in October and a shorter summer holiday.

Refer to People Committee meeting of 30/1/20 at which the results of the consultation were reported on.

We did

Following the results of the consultation across Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling it was agreed that the new pattern of school term dates including a 2 week October holiday will start from August 2022.

We asked

Public engagement ran from 9th January to 1st February 2019.  We put forward a range of options for savings and feedback was received via a variety of methods.

You said

The budget engagement attracted a mixed reaction from the public. We received 696 responses to the online survey.

Three public events were held, we received letters and written representations, held meetings with parent council, young peoples’ groups and 3rd sector organisations/groups impacted by the proposals.

Four petitions were also received and these were presented to the Place and People Committees on 19 February 2019.

We did

Councillors met on 6th March 2019 and agreed the budget for 2019/20. All respondents’ views were taken into account. Savings of £4.810million and growth of £1.4m were approved

Capital Receipts of £2.041m were used to support the budget and Council Tax has been increased by 4%.

A new Funding Officer post has been created to maximise income opportunities for the Council and a Transformation Fund of £500,000 has been created to support the Council's transformation programme.

The Council continues with the corporate redesign programme as approved by Council in March 2019.

Details of all budget decisions made can be accessed on our website.