Community 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.
So, we feel we can't look at the governing framework without also finding out about people's attitudes to taking part in community activity.
Changing the framework which sets out how community councils should operate to suit today's communities is a formal process and it involves how the governing documents are worded.
Asking people to tell us their attitudes to community group activity is not part of the statutory exercise but it will inform how we best shape the governing framework.
Why We Are Consulting
We are asking people to tell us about what most interests them. This could be the text of the governing documents, or their attitudes towards community councils and community activity, or both.
We'd like to find out more about what would help residents play a greater part in the life of their community to come up with suggestions about the way community councils operate which suit today's lifestyles.
There are two questionnaires. One relating directly to the content of the governing framework; the other asking for views and attitudes.
You have the option to complete one or both questionnaires, depending on your interests.
What Happens Next
This is the first stage of consultation. The findings will be presented to Clackmannanshire Council before the second stage can begin.