Our Renfrewshire

Review of Community Level Governance

The consultation on the review of Community Level Governance is now live, and will run until 15th April 2018.

What is this consultation about?

When we talk about Community Level Governance, we mean the formal structures by which local communities engage with the Council and other public services. Currently in Renfrewshire, this is done through a structure of committees called ‘Local Area Committees’ (or ‘LACs’) which were established as formal committees of the Council in 2007.

In order to develop these proposals, we have reviewed our current system of Local Area Committees to understand how well they work, as well as looking at other models across Scotland. We have already done some engagement around the review of Local Area Committees which you may have been involved with.

Following what we have learnt from the review, we have developed a series of proposals for a future model of community level governance. This consultation sets out the proposals we have developed, and seeks views on whether (a) people agree with the direction of these proposals and (b) how we should put these proposals into action.

How will the consultation work?

We are asking a series of questions about our proposals, which can be completed online or on paper. The link to complete the online version can be found below:


We will also be organising consultation events across Renfrewshire over the coming weeks and months for people to discuss the proposals and give us their feedback. If you have a community meeting or group that you think would be interested in discussing the proposals, please let us know. We are happy to visit groups to discuss the proposals in more detail and gather your feedback there.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on communityplanning@renfrewshire.gov.uk or call 0141 618 4168