(with thanks to the Scottish Community Alliance for permission to re-use their text in this post)
The idea to crowdsource a Fairer Scotland policy comes from a Government that says it wants to be more open and transparent than ever before. But that’s going to be easier said than done. There’s a whole series of local events being run – as you’d expect – but the hope is that communities will really take it upon themselves to have these conversations. Small grants are available to help with that if needed.
Involving Community Councils
Another event is specifically for Community Councils
- on Wednesday 16 September
- 10:30 to 16:00
- Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow, G31 1QW
How do you think CCs could or should be involved? You can post a comment below.
Telling Scottish Government what matters to you
Scottish Government have set up a Fairer Scotland website The intention is that communities should feedback to Scottish Government using any way they want. It could be an email (Fairer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk) blog, or a Youtube clip, Instagram, Twitter (@scotgovfairer or #fairerscotland), via Facebook (fairer.scot) or any other form of social media. You could just write a letter and send it in the post (using FREEPOST FAIRER SCOTLAND)!
What matters to me?
Scottish Community Alliance has designed a card game - What Matters To Me - to help spark local conversations. It’s easy to play and the game can be ordered (no charge) from firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more on the SCA website.