Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) is currently working with What Works Scotland, with support from Scottish Government, to explore how community councils can be even more relevant in Scotland's evolving policy context.
Our research will focus primarily on engaging with community councillors, support officers and key local and national stakeholders to identify how community councils can have greater relevance.
The workshops will also explore what opportunities exist for community councils to make a difference in the areas they represent. SCDC and What Works Scotland would like to invite you to one of our regional workshops to hear what you have to say about how community councils can develop and enhance the existing structures. This invitation is open to current councillors, ex-councillors, key stakeholders (e.g. representatives from voluntary, community and statutory sector organisations) and Community Council Liaison Officers.
The workshops are intended to gather a wide range of perspectives on the potential role of community councils. Views expressed will be individual as opposed to representative of particular groups or organisations.
The workshops will be held in:
- Kilmarnock – Monday 20th November 2017 – 6.30 to 8.30 (venue tbc) – register interest
- Edinburgh – Thursday 23rd November 2017 – 6.30 to 8.30 (venue tbc) – register interest
- Aberdeen – Monday 27th November 2017 – 6.30 to 8.30 (venue tbc) – register interest
- Inverness – Thursday 30th November 2017 – 6.30 to 8.30 (venue tbc) – register interest
Places will be confirmed before the end of October, and we will try to achieve a varied mix of perspectives at each workshop.
If you would like to organise your own discussion about the future of community councils and want SCDC support to facilitate the discussions then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.