How Well Is Community Planning Working?

A committee of the Scottish Parliament is interested to get the views of a wide range of people and organisations on how well community planning is working where you live.

The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee wants to get responses from organisations directly involved in Community Planning Partnerships as well as communities and individuals about the impact the Partnerships have had.

There are two surveys:

  1. The call for views  aimed at members of Community Planning Partnerships (organisations or individuals) and asks a number of detailed questions about how the partnerships operate.
  2. The survey is shorter and is aimed at other organisations or individuals who have an interest in community planning.

You can complete both if you wish. The consultation closes on 30th of December 2022.

How Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) have responded to Covid-19, to the Cost of Living crisis, and to other issues impacting the community is being investigated by the committee.

Click on this link to access further information and to take part in the consultation: Community Planning Inquiry

Click on this link for Orkney’s Emergency Planning

In Orkney: In an emergency or ‘major incident’, the focus of Orkney Islands Council’s role is on providing direct support to the local emergency services and to the most vulnerable members of the community as identified by Orkney Health and Care. In preparation for major events, the Council works with their partner agencies through the local Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group – training events, exercises and meetings are held throughout the year within the Council and with their multiagency partners.

Orkney Islands Council

The Committee Convener is Ariane Burgess MSP. She said:

“The Community Empowerment Act recognised in 2015 how important community planning is to improving people’s lives across Scotland and our inquiry will seek to understand how successful the Act has been in bringing partners together to deliver better services that make a real difference to people’s lives.   

 “We want to understand how effectively Scotland’s Community Planning Partnerships have been able to respond to challenges such as the current cost crisis and unprecedented events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“By hearing directly from organisations involved in Community Planning Partnerships as well as from communities and individuals about the impact the Partnerships have had we can understand what further improvements may be required to truly empower communities, tackle inequalities and bring about real change.”