Community Planning

What is Community Planning?

“Community planning is about how public bodies work together and with local communities to design and deliver better services that make a real difference to local people’s lives. Community planning is a  key driver of public service reform at local level.  It provides a focus for partnership working driven by strong shared leadership, directed towards distinctive local circumstances.  Partners work together to improve local services, ensuring that they meet the needs of local people, especially for those people who need those services most. ” – Scottish Government.

The Community Planning Partnership Board consists of members of the following organisations:

  • Perth and Kinross Council
  • Job Centre Plus
  • NHS Tayside
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue
  • Police Scotland
  • University of Highlands and Islands – Perth College
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Skills Development Scotland

This is only part of the makeup of partnership working to support our communities.   Community Planning involves a much wider range of partners involved in joint working to achieve our vision for the area.  These include:

  • Local business groups
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Culture Perth and Kinross
  • Horsecross Arts
  • Live Active Leisure
  • National Parks Authorities
  • Tayside and Central Transport Partnership
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Partnership Plans

Community Planning Partnerships are responsible for producing two types of plans:

  1. A Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (in Perth and Kinross this is known as the Community Plan) which covers the whole Council area.
  2. Locality Plans (in Perth and Kinross these are known  as Locality Action Plans), which cover smaller parts of the Council area.

Both types of plan must be informed by knowledge and understanding of communities’ needs, and both must set out how the Community Planning Partnership will tackle inequalities that exist in the area.

More Information

Perth & Kinross Community Planning Partnership Website

Scottish Government – Community Planning

Legislation – Community Empowerment Act (Scotland) 2015 Part 2

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