The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) are holding 2 free half-day workshops in Falkirk for community organisations across Forth Valley on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, which is starting to come into effect.
The workshops will take place on Thursday 23rd March, 10am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4pm at the CVS Falkirk offices, Unit 6, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk, FK1 1XR. Attendees can book a place at either workshop.
The final stages of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act’s development are almost complete, with statutory guidance drafted and regulations going through Scottish Parliament Committees. It is expected that the different parts of the Act will be implemented over the coming months, with some already in place.
The workshops provides community organisations with the opportunity to find out what the Act contains, and how they can make use of it in order to do the sorts of things they want to do as a community. The main focus will be on how community organisations can use participation requests to start a dialogue with public bodies about things that matter to them.
The workshops will also introduce participants to:
- new opportunities to be part of community planning processes in their local area.
- provisions around asset ownership and community right to buy land and buildings
- other parts of the Act, such as changes to National Outcomes and duties for local authorities around community food growing.
Places are limited due to anticipated high demand, and booking is essential.
To book your place, or for further information, please contact Claire Kennedy by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org