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Clackmannanshire Council has proposed a new amended draft Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils and is now asking the public for any final comments.
The Scheme sets a common governance framework for all of Clackmannanshire’s community councils and covers aspects such as how communities choose their community councillors.
Provost Councillor Murphy said: “The quality of the comments submitted in the earlier stages of this consultation has helped us immensely with the task of reviewing arrangements for community councils and has demonstrated that people do understand the role of their community council in their area.
“We still welcome feedback on the key aspects of community councils from all sectors of Clackmannanshire’s communities. In 2018, the Year of Young People, we hope especially to hear from young people about how they feel community councils can support understanding, co-operation and respect between generations in the best interests of communities, and create opportunities for local young people to play a part in influencing local decision-making.”
The provisions in the proposed draft new Scheme were arrived at following a public consultation in accordance with section 22 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) 1994 Act. The public and community councils themselves submitted suggestions to ensure community councils adhere to high standards of governance and that they continue to be relevant to today’s communities.
Residents can comment on the proposed governance framework using the online questionnaire on the Council’s website from now until 1 March.
A copy of the proposed amended Scheme can be viewed on the Council’s website. Alternatively, you can examine the Scheme in hard copy by calling in to Council Headquarters, Kilncraigs. If you wish to make final representations in respect of the draft Scheme with proposed amendments should submit them in writing to Lesley Baillie, Community Council Liaison Officer, Kilncraigs, Alloa. FK10 2EB by close of business 1 March 2018.