Community Council Research - Regional Workshops

News story posted: 18/10/2017

SCDC logoScottish Community Development Centre (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.


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.


The 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.


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 20 Nov 2017, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, at WG13, 13 W George St, Kilmarnock KA1 1DH. Register interest
  • Edinburgh – Thursday 23 Nov 2017, 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Full
  • Aberdeen – Monday 27 Nov 2017, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at The Salvation Army Citadel, 28 Castle Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BG. Register interest
  • Inverness – Thursday 30 Nov 2017, 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Cancelled
  • Elgin - Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7pm - 9pm, at Harvest Centre, Elgin City Church, 10 Greyfriars Street, Elgin, IV30 1LF. 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 paul.nelis@scdc.org.uk for more information.

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