Community planning isn’t just about services provided by public bodies. It’s also about local activity organised by individuals and groups that can help to reach our goals for Renfrewshire.
If we are all pulling in the same direction, at the community level and within our public services, then we can achieve our aims. You can get involved in community planning in a number of ways.
Have you Say:
1. On Community Level Governance
The consultation on the review of Community Level Governance or in other words Local Area Committees is now live, and will run until 15th April 2018.
This consultation sets out the proposals which were developed trough initial engagement around the review of Local Area Committees (LAC’s), and seeks views on whether (a) people agree with the direction of these proposals and (b) how we should put these proposals into action.
To access the consultation please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/communitylevelgovernance
2. On our Renfrewshire
Our Renfrewshire is an ongoing online consultation, which aims to gather your views on the needs and priorities for Renfrewshire. Community Planning Partnership is using the place standard survey which consists of 14 themes. The survey takes you through all of the themes and allows you to think about and assess the physical elements of a place that you live in (for example its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making) and rate it accordingly.
Currently the survey is available in 2 languages: English and Polish, however Renfrewshire CPP is aiming continue to work with Renfrewshire’s communities and translate the survey into other languages that are spoken in Renfrewshire. You can acces both surveys below:
If you have any further queries about the survey please call 0141 618 4168.
Helping a local voluntary organisation
There are many voluntary groups and charities in Renfrewshire that are involved in supporting the community plan. By joining a local organisation as a volunteer, you can do your bit to make our plans for 2027 a reality.
All of the goals of the community plan are supported by local voluntary organisations. Why not help them, help yourself and help to achieve our goals for Renfrewshire?
Engage Renfrewshire is responsible for supporting volunteering and voluntary organisations in Renfrewshire.
You can find information on voluntary organisations and opportunities for volunteering on the Engage website
Helping a young person into work
Businesses play a vital role in providing jobs for local people and supporting Renfrewshire’s economy. If you are a local business owner or manager, you could get involved with the Invest in Renfrewshire programme and provide work experience or employment for a local young person.
Businesses that sign up to the programme may be eligible for incentives to take local young people on. You can find out more on the Invest in Renfrewshire website.
If you are involved in running a local voluntary organisation or a social enterprise, could you take on a young person and provide them with experience or a job that will help them into the world of work?
Starting your own community organisation
If you can see something that needs done in your community, the best way to do it might be to set up your own group.If you set yourself up properly with a constitution, office bearers and a clear idea of what you want to achieve, you may be able to apply for help from charities, trusts and other funders.
Engage Renfrewshire provides advice and support to local community organisations. If you’d like to talk to someone about setting up a group, please contact them.