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Participation requests

Annual report 2018-2019

As required by Section 32 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, South Lanarkshire Council is providing the following information in respect of Participation Requests received by the Council in the reporting year 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.  In that year:-

Number of Participation Requests received by the Council

No Participation Requests were received in this year.

Number of such Requests which the Council

  • Agreed to – 0
  • Refused – 0

Number of such Requests which resulted in changes to a public service provided by or on behalf of the authority

Not applicable as no Participation Requests were received in this year.

The following actions were taken by the Council to:-

1. Promote the use of Participation Requests.

The Council’s website contains a section relation to Participation Requests and how to make such requests to the Council  This also contains a link to:-

  • the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015;
  • the Scottish Government Guidance;
  • Scottish Community Development Centre Guidance;
  • Participation Request Application Form with associated guidance.  An email address and phone number are provided so that people considering making a Participation Request can contact the Council for guidance.

During 2018/19, the Council established a new Community Participation and Empowerment Team, with a remit which includes acting as initial interface for communities wishing information and signposting routes to engagement with the Council, including exercising their rights under the Community Empowerment Act.

2. Supporting a community to participation body in the making of a Participation Request.

Not applicable as no Participation Requests were received in this year.

If you have any questions regarding this Report or wish any information regarding Participation Requests please email us at participation.request@southlanarkshire.gov.uk or phone us on 0303 123 1015 and ask to speak to the Participation Request Officer.

June 2019