Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 Important new rights for your community

Come along to a locality meeting in your area next week and find out what the Act says about:

• Community participation in community planning
• New powers for communities to formally request to participate in the planning and delivery of services in their area
• Increased powers for communities to use and control publicly owned buildings for community purposes
Venues, dates and times:

Inverclyde East Wellbeing Locality
Kilmacolm & Quarriers Village Port Glasgow
Monday 9 May 2016, 7pm to 9pm
Boglestone Community Centre, Dubbs Place, Port Glasgow PA14 5UD

Inverclyde Central Wellbeing Locality
Greenock Central and East Greenock South and South West
Wednesday 11 May 2016, 7pm to 9pm
Notre Dame High School, Dunlop Street, Greenock PA16 9BJ

Inverclyde West Wellbeing Locality
Greenock West and Gourock Inverkip and Wemyss Bay
Thursday 12 May 2016, 7pm to 9pm
Gamble Halls, 44 Shore Street, Gourock PA19 1RG

Learn about and comment on the recently published regulations, which tell us how the Act will be put into practice, and discuss how everyone can work together to make the most of the opportunities and rights it affords. These meetings are taking place within the newly agreed Wellbeing Localities and there will be an opportunity to meet with other groups and organisations active in your area. If your organisation is a community of interest or Inverclyde-wide, please come along on a date that suits you best.

The meetings are being organised by Inverclyde Alliance Community Engagement and Capacity Building Network. To assist with catering arrangements, please register your attendance by emailing CLD.Admin@inverclyde.gov.uk or calling 01475 715450.

Link to CVS Inverclyde – http://www.cvsinverclyde.org.uk/news/839-community-empowerment-scotland-act-2015-important-new-rights-for-your-community

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