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A new way to have your say - workshops around Scotland on participation requests

May 10, 2018

Are there things about public services you would like done better?

Do you think you and others in your community could help to improve public services if your ideas were listened to?

Image of mechanical cogsParticipation requests are a new way for people to have their say about improvements they would like to see made to the public services they use. They are part of a piece of Scottish Government legislation called the The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act. By making a participation request, a community or voluntary group can start a discussion with organisations in charge of public services, such as hospitals, schools and transport, about how to improve these services.

Scottish Community Development Centre is working with local partners to give community groups and organisations the chance to find out more about participation requests, how to make one and what to think about before you do. 

Upcoming FREE workshops include:

  • Edinburgh on 17 May 2018 at EVOC, 14 Ashley Place, Edinburgh Book
  • Perth & Kinross  on 21 May at PKAVS, The Gateway Centre, N Methven St, Perth Book
  • Inverclyde on 22 May at CVS Inverclyde Training Room, Inverclyde Community Hub,Greenock Full
  • Orkney on 24th May, Voluntary Action Orkney, Kirkwall - Book
  • Fife on 30 May at Carnegie UK Trust, Andrew Carnegie House, Pittencrieff St, Dunfermline Book
  • Renfrewshire on 4 June, The Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Road, Paisley Book
  • Aberdeenshire on 7 June, Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie Book
  • Angus on 11 June, Angus Carers Centre, 8 Grant Road, Arbroath Book
  • South Lanarkshire on 13 June at Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, Hamilton Book

Click here for more information on participation requests and the Community Empowerment Act.

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