Participation Requests are a formal process for communities to discuss potential improvements to Council outcomes with us. Communities often have great solutions to local issues and it's important for us to know about these.
You can submit a Participation Request asking us to work with you on an improvement process if your group thinks they can help improve local outcomes.
Participation Requests don't replace existing ways to tell us what you think . We always encourage you to speak to us about anything you would like to see done differently as we might be able to resolve things quickly and easily.
The Participation Request process provides a formal way for us to:
- work with communities in improving outcomes
- encourage and promote conversations
- tackle inequalities
- support the participation of those whose voices are less heard
- support the participation of those who face additional barriers
Information on the Participation Requests we receive each year of our promotion of Participation Requests is included in an Annual Report.
View the Participation Requests Annual Report
The 2018-19 Annual Report was agreed by Communities Committee 11 June 2019.
The 2017-18 Annual Report was agreed by Communities Committee 5 June 2018.
Get in touch
The first thing to do is to have a chat with us about your ideas, we'll explain more about the process and give you advice on submitting a request.
Contact us to discuss your thoughts:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 01387 273889
You may want to submit a formal Participation Request after our initial discussions.
Help and support
You may be directed to your local Ward Officer after an initial discussion with us. They can provide additional support and guidance through the process.
The Scottish Government has published guidance on Participation Requests . A range of local and national organisations can also help: