Community Development Alliance Scotland

Empowerment Act: Guidance for Participation Requests

The Scottish Government has published the draft guidance for the Participation Request part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, following consultations. Regulations and guidance are needed to fill in the detail of how the Participation Request mechanism as set out in Part 3 of … Continue reading

Communities Matter: Training and services to support community development

Communities Matter is a new suite of training and development support by the Scottish Community Development Centre for community organisations and people working with communities. It includes: The Community Empowerment Act and the opportunities for communities Planning for success: an introduction to … Continue reading

Consultation on the Future of the Scottish Planning System

The Scottish Government has set out 20 proposals for changing the planning system and launched a public consultation that runs until 4 April 2017, as a step towards a new planning bill, to be brought forward this year. This follows an … Continue reading

Heritage as a means of community engagement

SURF’s Alliance for Action held a shared learning sessions for partners and people living and working in the communities of Govan, Glasgow and Gallatown, Kirkcaldy on ‘Heritage as a means of community engagement’. This report explains the background, context and … Continue reading

Agenda For Pioneering Open Government

Common Weal has published a contribution to the Open Government Programme offering ideas on Accountability, Transparency and Participation. These include: A Citizen’s Assembly should be established as a ‘second chamber’ of the Scottish Parliament. That body should have the ability … Continue reading

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