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Consultation launched on litter and fly tipping strategy
The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on litter and fly tipping in Scotland with the support of Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Latest planning update for community councils from Scottish Government including current consultations, local place plans and new Our Place Website.
My Place Awards seeking community nominations
Nominations are being sought for the Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Awards which celebrate community-led built environment projects.
Learning Exchange support for community organisations
The Community Learning Exchange is an initiative for community organisations which allows the exchange of knowledge and experience between groups and individuals.
Community councils invited to respond to planning consultation
On 10 November, the Scottish Government laid a draft National Planning Framework 4 (Draft NPF4) in the Scottish Parliament. NPF4 will be a long-term plan for Scotland that sets out how their approach to planning and development will help to achieve a net-zero, sustainable Scotland by 2045. Alongside scrutiny by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, a public consultation on NPF4 has also been launched.
Survey launched on issues facing young people in local communities
The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works to improve outcomes for children in conflict with the law, their families and their communities.
Scotland’s Climate Festival promoting local climate change events
Community councils are being invited to join Scotland’s Climate Festival, a network of groups organising local events to tackle climate change in their own communities.
Free trees to celebrate the platinum jubilee
Community councils are being invited to apply to the Woodland Trust for free trees which can be planted on their local area as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), an initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
New report published on community empowerment
The Accounts Commission and the Auditor General for Scotland have published a report on Principles for community empowerment, detailing how Scotland’s public bodies worked with communities and empowered community organisations to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
National Lottery funding for community environment projects
The National Lottery Community Fund is supporting the UK Government’s Together for Our Planet initiative, which aims to inspire communities to take positive environmental action in their local area.
Blog: Scotland Loves Local Gift Cards can boost every community
Community councils are vital voices in the campaign to choose local, writes Phil Prentice in this special blog for the Improvement Service.