October 18, 2017
A right to take part
When the Community Empowerment Act was working its way through Scottish Parliament, much of the early attention focused on the provisions relating to asset transfer and extending the community right to buy. But one section that some believed might contain more potential than all the rest was the one concerned with Participation Requests. Having the right to start a dialogue with a public service authority to permit the (community) body to participate in an outcome improvement process doesn’t sound very encouraging but the recently published guidance is well worth a flick through.