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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 has been set out in the Scottish Government Community Empowerment Bill which received Royal Assent and became an Act on 24 July 2015. Different parts of the act will come in to force at different times.
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 will 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 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 involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the Council to a voluntary or community organisation.
The Community Empowerment Fund supports community groups to influence and improve the provision of community led services and activities.
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 mainsteam council services and/or projects.
Strategy & Performance
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000