Community Council Review Stage 3

Closes 1 Mar 2018

Opened 17 Jan 2018


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 work within a framework governing how residents establish  community councils in the first place and certain aspects of how those community councils then operate. The governing framework, called the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils,  sets out common parameters within which they should operate to ensure they maintain standards of democracy in keeping with their function.

Although at a local level residents already have scope to determine much of how their community council goes about its business on a day-to-day basis, we feel the current framework could be amended to better suit modern attitudes to community representation and to reinforce the scope for self-determination.

We are asking people to comment on the document containing these broader aspects of how community councils operate which all community councils should have in common.

This is the third stage of the statutory consultation to review the governing framework.

If you prefer to focus only on the key consultation aspects of the document, go back to the previous page and choose the 'Final Proposals' questionnaire, or use the link at the end of this questionnaire.

Comment on the proposed draft Scheme document


  • All Areas


  • All groups


  • Election and democracy