Community Council Scheme

Closed 8 Mar 2018

Opened 17 Jan 2018

Feedback Updated 13 Apr 2018

We Asked

We asked for your views on the proposed Scheme and in particular what we felt were the key aspects of

  • how people become community councillors
  • how community councils involve residents
  • how to maintain standards of representation

You Said

You said

  • community councils should be able to replace quickly members who leave
  • community councils should be able to involve residents in a volunteer capacity
  • there should be a complaints procedure for community councils and a way of dealing with a community council which is not functioning to the standards expected of a community council

 

We Did

We have proposed

  • the addition of a provision for co-opting people to fill vacancies arising in between elections
  • no major changes regarding how community councils involve residents, but amendments to the constitution to make it clear that involving people as volunteers is allowed
  • research to look at a complaints procedure that can be adopted by all of Clackmannanshire's community councils, but not as a provision in the Scheme at this stage.

Results Updated 13 Apr 2018

This stage of the consultation resulted in a change to the proposed provisions for replacing elected community councillors who resign within their term of office.  There will now be a provision for co-option.  There were other amendments to wording for the provisions relating to the dissolution and suspension. 

The outcome of Stage 3 was reported to Council at the meeting on the 12th of April 2018.

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Overview

Community Council Review and Survey of Attitudes imageCommunity councils and residents tell us that the governing framework Clackmannanshire Council sets out to help community councils operate democratically could be improved to suit people's current lifestyles and interests.

The framework which sets out how community councils should operate is a fairly long, detailed document called the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils (the Scheme).  Changing it  is a formal process.

We have already asked people to tell us their views on community council boundaries and compostion and their attitudes to community group activity to give us a picture of how people feel about taking part in community activiy and so help us shape the governing framework.

Why We Are Consulting

We are continuing our call for people to tell us about our suggestions for updating the governing framework for community councils (the Scheme) to help residents play a greater part in the life of their community.

You can do this by looking at the proposed draft Scheme and submitting your comments, or by looking at the particular aspects we think need your attention and telling us how you feel about them.

There are two separate questionnaires.   We will consider the results of both in deciding on the content of Clackmannanshire's Scheme.

You have the option to complete one or both questionnaires, depending on your interests.

What Happens Next

This is the third stage of consultation.  The findings will be presented to Clackmannanshire Council in April 2018.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All individuals

Interests

  • Voluntary and community sector