Review of Local Governance Workshop – Edinburgh


The Review of Local Governance is exploring how more power can be shared across national and local government and communities. It covers both national and local government, and all public services.

There are two strands to the evidence gathering. Strand 1 focuses on a programme of engagement with a wide range of communities which is being coordinated a group involving public services, the third sector and wider civic Scotland. Strand 2 involves the Scottish Government, local authorities, Community Planning Partnerships and other public-sector organisations proposing approaches to governance, powers, or ways of working that could improve outcomes, reduce inequalities, and improve democracy locally. More information can be found in the letter to all public services from the COSLA President, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, and Deputy First Minister.

With submissions to the Review now taking shape, COSLA is gathering and sharing views emerging from the Local Government community. To help with this, we’re organising a series of workshops across Scotland.

These are designed for local elected members and council staff who have been involved in their council’s approach to the review, as well as other community planning partners, to highlight emerging views and proposals.

The sessions will be facilitated by Professor James Mitchell from the University of Edinburgh.

By taking part you will play an important role in:

– sharing emerging ideas and proposals where you are

– exploring key opportunities that the review should address

– developing the key themes that will underpin COSLA’s submission to the Review

– Identifying key actions that are now needed

Places are limited, so please register as soon as possible, and share details with others who might have a role in the discussion.

If you are having any issues registering for this event or would like more information, please get in touch with Hannah Ross at [email protected]