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Community empowerment

Community empowerment

As a council, we have a formal duty to enable our local communities to be involved in decision-making about the services we provide. You can help us shape your local services.

This duty is set out in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 which aims to help to empower community bodies through the ownership of land and buildings, and by strengthening their voices in the decisions that matter to them.

Participation requests

Participation requests are a mechanism for communities to have a more proactive role in having their voices heard in how local services are planned and delivered.

Community Asset Transfer

Community Asset Transfer involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the Council to a voluntary or community organisation.

Local Allotments and Food Growing Strategy

Clackmannanshire Council is working with national charity greenspace scotland to develop a Local Allotments and Food Growing Strategy in a project called #GrowClacks.

Community Empowerment Fund

The Community Empowerment Fund supported community groups to influence and improve the provision of community led services and activities. This fund ended on 31 March 2023.

Participatory Budgeting

As part of wider work under the Community Empowerment legislation, the Council will make a minimum of 1% of our mainstream budget available for participatory budgeting (PB) from financial year 2020/21. This will give residents a say directly in how budgets are allocated to mainstream Council services and/or projects. 

Common Good

Common Good property in Clackmannanshire is land, buildings, items and funds which were passed down to Clackmannanshire Council through local government re-organisation from our former burghs of Alloa, Alva, Dollar and Tillicoultry. Our draft register of Common Good property is available to download. 

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For Further Information Contact

Strategy & Performance
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000