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Relevant Publications

Model Scheme of Establishment of Community Councils, Model Code of Conduct for Community Councillors, and Good Practice Guidance for Local Authorities and Community Councils

In 2008/09 a previous Community Council Working Group developed the Model Scheme of Establishment of Community Councils and associated documents, Model Code of Conduct for Community Councillors and Good Practice Guidance for Local Authorities and Community Councils. These documents were produced as a direct result of the recommendations arising from a review of Community Councils undertaken in 2005/06.

The documents are jointly endorsed by the Scottish Government, COSLA, and the Association of Scottish Community Councils (ASCC) and are available for adoption by local authorities across Scotland. These documents can be accessed by clicking on the document name below. Gaelic versions of the documents are also available.

MODEL SCHEME, CONSTITUTION AND STANDING ORDERS

Model Scheme of Establishment of Community Councils

Dreachd Sgeame Airson Stèdheachadh Chomhairlean Coimhearsnachd

Model Constitution for Community Councils

Dreachd Bhun-reachd Airson Comhairlean Coimhearsnachd

Model Standing Orders

Dreachd Ghnàth-Riaghailtean

MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

Code of Conduct for Community Councillors

Còd Giùlain Airson Comhairlichean Coimhearsnachd

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDANCE

Good Practice Guidance for Local Authorities and Community Councils

Stiùireadh Air Deagh Chleachdadh Airson Ùghdarrasan Ionadail Agus Comhairlean Coimhearsnachd

Adoption of the Model Scheme throughout Scotland will establish consistency of operational arrangements in local authority Schemes for Community Councils. Adoption of the principles of the Code of Conduct for Community Councillors will help develop a culture of accountability for the actions and decisions of individual Community Councillors.

These documents will enable Community Councils to engage effectively in an open and transparent manner within their community alongside other community organisations and enable positive engagement in line with the ongoing community empowerment agenda.