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 that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable.
Community Councils have a statutory role in the planning process, in relation to both development planning and planning applications.
Community Councils are competent objectors to applications for premises licences and occasional licences for premises within their area.
In addition to this, they also play an important role in
Promoting the well-being of the communities they represent.
Fostering community spirit
Informing the communities they represent of matters of public concern, and
Safeguarding and improving the amenities of the Community Council area
Why We Are Consulting
Clackmannanshire's community councils have have a common framework governing the geographic boundaries within which to work and their membership numbers
It is important that, so far as possible, their boundaries reflect natural communities and they have enough members to represent their community legitimately and accurately.
To this end, we are asking the people of Clackmannanshire for their views on how best community councils can ensure maximum participation and represent their areas legitimately, transparently and accountably.
This is the first stage of the statutory consultation to review the governing framework and it is only about community council boundaries and compostion. The next stage goes into more detail about how community councils operate.
What Happens Next
This is the first stage of this consultation exercise. The outcome of this stage will be reported to Clackmannanshire Council before the second stage begins.
The second stage asks people their views on other aspects of community councils such as how community councillors are elected.