Community Council Review 2020 Stage 1

Closes 4 Dec 2020

Opened 5 Oct 2020

Overview

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 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 a common governance framework which aims to enable them to operaate whilst adhering to  democratic principles and standards. It is called the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils ('the Scheme').

Under covid-19 lockdown conditions, the provisions in the Scheme for how people become community councillors could not be implemented, placing restraints on some of our community councils at the time.

We are aiming to review the provisions in this respect and asking for views on the wider governance of community councils to update the Scheme so that it suits today's priorities, interests and needs.

governing the geographic boundaries within which to work and their membership numbers.

This consultation will be split into two stages.  This stage, the first, looks at community council boundaries and members numbers.  It asks the people of Clackmannanshire for their views on how best community councils can ensure maximum participation and represent their areas legitimately, transparently and accountably.

The next stage goes into more detail about how community councils operate.

Tell us if you agree with your community council's boundaries and composition

Events

  • Conversation & Deliveration Thur 15 Oct eve

    From 15 Oct 2020 at 19:00 to 15 Oct 2020 at 20:00

    via MS Teams
    Discuss your views
    Hear and discuss the views of other people.

    To register to take part, email lbaillie@clacks.gov.uk

  • Conversation & Deliberation Tues 20 Oct am

    From 20 Oct 2020 at 10:00 to 20 Oct 2020 at 11:00

    via MS Teams
    Discuss your views
    Hear and discuss the views of other people.

    To register to take part, email lbaillie@clacks.gov.uk

  • Conversation & Deliveration Tues 20 Oct pm

    From 20 Oct 2020 at 16:30 to 20 Oct 2020 at 17:30

    via MS Teams
    Discuss your views
    Hear and discuss the views of other people.

    To register to take part, email lbaillie@clacks.gov.uk

  • Conversation & Deliberation Thur 12 Nov eve

    From 12 Nov 2020 at 19:00 to 12 Nov 2020 at 20:00

    via MS Teams
    Discuss your views
    Hear and discuss the views of other people.

    To register to take part, email lbaillie@clacks.gov.uk

  • Conversation & Deliberation Wed 25 Nov midday

    From 25 Nov 2020 at 12:30 to 25 Nov 2020 at 13:30

    via MS Teams
    Discuss your views
    Hear and discuss the views of other people.

    To register to take part, email lbaillie@clacks.gov.uk

  • Conversation & Deliberation Wed 25 Nov eve

    From 25 Nov 2020 at 17:30 to 25 Nov 2020 at 18:30

    via MS Teams
    Discuss your views
    Hear and discuss the views of other people.

    To register to take part, email lbaillie@clacks.gov.uk

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All groups

Interests

  • Election and democracy