Fairer Scotland event for Community Councils 5: helping CCs create a fairer Scotland

Workshop 2 – What do you think needs to be done to help community councils create a fairer Scotland?

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Fairer Scotland event for Community Councils 6: CCs’ roles – John Wilby

A Community Council’s Role in Creating a Fairer Scotland – John Wilby, Community Councillor, Chair of Paisley West & Central Community Council

Mr Wilby spoke about the need for a public service ethos in CCs. He suggested that it’s no surprise that many CC members work for or are retired from public-serving bodies such as the Civil Service, LAs, the NHS and other mergence services. CCs need to get in there and do stuff, if I’ve understood Mr Wilby correctly. Again, this is about earning respect.

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Fairer Scotland event for Community Councils 7: CCs’ roles in Scotland’s future

Workshop 3 – How can your community council play a role in helping to shape Scotland’s future?

Unfortunately didn’t get a photo of our facilitator’s notes. I think most of the ideas we raise are reported in thoughts and encounters 1 and thoughts and encounters 2.

Fairer Scotland event for Community Councils 8: Dotmocracy

Break-out and vote on suggestions: Dotmocracy

Each table’s top idea from each workshop was written out on big sheets. Every delegate could then vote for one or two suggestions from each workshop. For example, if I really liked ‘make CCs more inclusive’ from workshop 1, I could give it two sticky dots (votes). If I liked ‘make CCs more inclusive’ and ‘give CCs power to control dog-fouling’ equally from workshop 1, I could give them each one dot/vote.

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Fairer Scotland event for Community Councils 9: Thoughts and encounters part 1

Thoughts and encounters part 1

I spoke with a few delegates during the day, and some other interesting topics came up in the all-delegate discussions. This and the next post report my reactions to these topics Continue reading

Fairer Scotland event for Community Councils 10: Thoughts and encounters part 2

Thoughts and encounters part 2

I spoke with a few delegates during the day, and some other interesting topics came up in the all-delegate discussions. This and the previous post report my reactions to these topics. Continue reading