October 6, 2020
Let Scottish Parliament know
In the last edition, I described my experience of giving evidence at the Scottish Parliament on the progress (or lack of it) in relation to community empowerment in general and in particular two sections of the Act – sections 3 and 5 that relate to participation and asset transfer requests. A few voices at a Committee is one thing, but it is surely much better that the committee in question hear from those who have lived experience of trying to use the Community Empowerment Act. Running until 23rd October, the Local Government and Communities Committee is canvassing your views.
The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee seeks the views of community organisations across Scotland on the effectiveness of participation requests and asset transfers as set out in the Community Empowerment Act 2015.
We are particularly keen to hear from groups that have submitted participation requests or engaged in the asset transfer process. This survey will give you the chance to describe your experiences in detail and highlight what went well and what didn’t go so well.
However, even if you haven’t submitted participation requests, or have never been involved in asset transfer, we would still like to hear from you about what more can be done to support and empower your community.
This survey should take no more than half an hour to complete. If you would like your response to be anonymous, you will have the opportunity to tell us so. However, if you are interested in speaking to the Committee about your community and the projects you are engaged in, please email Greig or Jason (see below) with your details and we will be in touch over the coming weeks.
If you have any questions about the survey, and how your response will be used, please contact either Greig Liddell (Scottish Parliament Information Centre) or Jason Nairn (Assistant Clerk to the Local Government and Communities Committee). More information on how the information from this questionnaire will be used, please see the Parliament’s Privacy Notice.