There could be significant change to how people become community councillors if the county's residents take the opportunity to show their support.
Clackmannanshire Council has just initiated a consultation asking residents to say how they think places and vacancies on community councils should be filled. This is the second stage of a consultation which previously asked for views on community council boundaries and membership numbers.
Community Councils speak for the people who live within their boundaries, and because it is residents themselves who choose community councillors, the Council really wants to hear from residents who are not community councillors. Other aspects which the Council wants to hear from residents on include how community councils involve them in community matters and procedures for complaints and sanctions.
The Council will be working with Clackmannanshire's nine existing community councils to ensure there is an informed response to this consultation.
Residents can submit their thoughts using an on-line questionnaire which can be found on ClacksWeb under 'Community Councils Scheme' in the consultation database. An appropriate alternative method of submitting views can be arranged on request by phoning 01259 450000 and asking for the Community Council Liaison Officer.
Provost Cllr Tina Murphy said: "Clackmannanshire Council supports lifelong, active citizenship, and we are keen to see more participation in community councils. We hope through this consultation people will consider what we're proposing regarding community council elections as a way to encourage active involvement. We still hope to hear ideas about getting more people to participate generally in their local community matters, and residents have a chance to comment on those issues through this consultation."
The consultation opens on the 3rd of July and runs until the 8th of September 2017.