The Scottish Government and COSLA have launched a Local Governance Review, aiming to ensure that communities have more say in how their services are run. The review will begin in 2018, reaching out to communities across the country.

The review will work with a wide range of bodies, including local authorities, community councils, community planning partnerships, regional partnerships, businesses, and the third sector. Working to ascertain the best way means to ensure community participation and empowerment. The review aims to build on the policies set out the Community Empowerment Act (2015).

SURF has been engaging with the Scottish Government team conducting the review and will be participating in the process. Any SURF members who wish to be included in our response should contact Derek Rankine ( directly.

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