What is Community Planning?
Community Planning is all about how our local public services work together with local communities and third sector organisations to plan and deliver services that will improve long term outcomes and tackle inequalities in Stirling.
We know that by working together we can achieve much more than we would by trying to do things on our own and collectively we can resolve some of the complex and deep rooted inequalities in our communities and better target our resources to areas where we can make the biggest difference.
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and community planning
Community planning has been happening in Stirling since 1997. However, in 2015, a new Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act came into force which makes significant amendments to community planning. Under this new Act, community planning became a statutory requirement for each of the 32 local authority areas in Scotland and each local authority area must operate a Community Planning Partnership (CPP). CPPs have a legal responsibility to work with their communities and the third sector to plan, resource and deliver integrated public services that will reduce inequalities and improve local outcomes.
The Act placed a legal duty on 5 key partners to own and lead the community planning process and ensure that it works effectively and a legal duty on several other public agencies to take part.