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Statutory Notice of statutory Consultation for Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils

West Dunbartonshire council are carrying out a review of our Scheme for Establishment. We are seeking the views of community councils, other groups and local residents. The review is being carried out in line with West Dunbartonshire's Community Empowerment Strategy (2019) and will include reviewing existing Community Council boundaries and updating them as required.

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 requires proposed amendments to the Council's Scheme for the Establishment to be subject to formal public consultation and will be carried out.

This is a formal notice to residents, that West Dunbartonshire Council, is exercising the powers in Section 53 (1) of the above Act, and proposes to modernise and amend our local arrangements.

A Special Meeting of the Council, held on 24 February 2021, agreed to public consultation independently supported by the Scottish Community Development Centre. The consultation process will be as follows:

  • The first consultation period will gather views from the groups mentioned above. It will begin on Tuesday 9th of March 2021 and conclude on Monday 29.6.2021 and will include a consultation on boundaries.
  • The second consultation period will provide an opportunity to comment on a new draft scheme based on the views expressed. This phase will provide interested parties with a chance to comment on any associated documentation such as model constitutions or standing orders. This will begin in August and will be subject to a separate public notice.
  • At the end of this period the Council will express its view on the proposals and a final 4 week period of consultation held prior to adoption of any final amendments.

Due to current office closures the consultation and documents will largely be published online and the boundary consultation will be carried out using digital methods also.
Information can be found on the Community Council page.

Any person or organisation wishing to make written representations on the proposed amendments should address them to Communities Team, Council Offices, 6-14 Bridge Street, Dumbarton, G82, 1NT, within a period of 16 weeks from publication of this Notice.