As part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, Participation Requests are intended to provide opportunities for communities to work with the Council and others to be involved in service delivery and improving outcomes in order to make services and people’s quality of life better.
If a community group are not already involved in a decision process around making services better and would like to be, or have an idea on how to make a service work better, they can make a formal Participation Request to the public body who runs the service to be involved. Participation Requests are not intended to replace good quality existing community engagement or participation processes but complement and enhance them.
How to make a request
To support communities and local groups and organisations to understand Participation Requests, what they should consider and what information they will need to have, the Council has designed a brief guide. Please ensure you read our guide before submitting a form. You can also email or call us to discuss your Participation Request before submission 01786 233076.
Completed application forms can be emailed or posted to -
Community Engagement Team,
annual report on Participation Requests it has received in the year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.