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Survey of Local Authority Community Councils

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ISBN9781784120580
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 17, 2013

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ISBN 978 1 78412 058 0 (web only publication)
DPPAS 19622

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Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction

Part 1: Background

Community Councils in Scotland

Chart 1: Number of Community Councils per Local Authority

Chart 2: Average population per Community Council for each Local Authority

Inactive Community Councils

Chart 3: Percentage of Community Councils that are inactive plotted against the level of deprivation at the local authority Level (as represented by the local share of the 15% most deprived datazones)

Community Council Set Up

Chart 4: Community Council Schemes of Establishment

Community Council Forums

Further details on how Community Councils were set up in different local authorities can be found in Annex D.

Complaints

Table 1: Number of local authorities that have adopted the model code of conduct for Community Councillors

Table 2: Formal complaints received by Local Authorities about Community Councils and/or Community Councillors

Elections

Table 3: Contested elections

Comments on background questions

Part 2: Financial Support

Table 4: Details of grant methodology for basic annual administration grant

Table 5: Grant usage

Part 3: Other Support

Table 6: Support

Part 4: Training and Development

Chart 5: Number of Authorities Providing Specified Training for Community Councils in 2011/12

Part 5: Information about Community Councillors

Part 6: Communication with Community Councils

Part 7: Future Work

Annex A

Table A1: Number and percentage of Community Councils by Local Authority, 2011/12

Table A2: Population and area per Community Council for each Local Authority

Annex B

Chart B1: Number of community councils per 1,000 population plotted against level of rurality for each local authority (as indicated by the share of the population out with settlements of 1,000+)

Annex C

Chart C1: Percentage of inactive Community Councils plotted against total number of Community Councils

Chart C2: Percentage of inactive Community Councils plotted against population dispersion

Chart C3: Percentage of inactive Community Councils plotted against level of urbanicity (as indicated by the share of the population out with settlements of 10,000+)

Chart C4: Percentage of inactive Community Councils plotted against level of rurality (as indicated by the share of the population out with settlements of 1,000+)

Annex D

Table D1: Detailed table showing the breakdown of Community Council structures in each local authority

Annex E

Table E1: Detailed table showing formal complaints about Community Councils or Community Councillors by local authority area.

How different local authorities define formal complaints

Annex F

Table F1: Detailed table showing the number of contested Community Council elections at their last election in each local authority

Annex G

Table G1: Details of Local Authorities that provide a basic administration grant

Table G2: Details of local authorities that allocate their administration grant based upon population/electorate

Other allocation methodologies

Annex H

Table H1: Detailed table showing the breakdown of other support provided by local authorities

Annex I

Table I1: A detailed table showing the training provided for Community Councils in 2011/12

Annex J