Community Empowerment Bill Conference 1st October Inverurie

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Date: Thursday 1st October 2015   10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue – Kintore Arms Hotel, High Street, Inverurie

Booking Contact – mail@avashire.org.uk

Come and find out more about how this new legislation can support communities to take more ownership of decisions and services.  Click here to see the event programme.

Programme

10.00     Registration & Refreshments

10.15      Opening Remarks – David Rodger, Chief Executive, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action

10.20     Keynote Speech – Marco Biagi, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment

10.50     Workshop 1– Community Asset Transfer – Diane Campbell, Community Ownership Support Service (COSS), Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS)

Workshop 2 – The impact of the Bill on Community Planning – Alasdair McKinlay, Head of Community Planning & Empowerment, Scottish Government

Workshop 3 – Community Access to Allotments – Judy Wilkinson Scottish Allotments & Gardens Society.

Workshop 4 – Participatory Budgeting – Kathleen Glazik, Community Empowerment Policy Officer, Scottish Government

12.20     LUNCH

13.15     Workshop 1– Community Asset Transfer – Diane Campbell, Community Ownership Support Service (COSS), Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS)

Workshop 2 – Participatory Budgeting – Kathleen Glazik, Community Empowerment Policy Officer, Scottish Government

Workshop 3 – Participation Requests – Alasdair McKinlay, Head of Community Planning & Empowerment, Scottish Government

(N.B. – Workshops 1 & 2 are a repeat of the morning workshops)

14.45     Coffee/Tea

15.00     Plenary Q&A session with panel of workshop leaders – Chaired by Jim Savege, Chief Executive, Aberdeenshire Council.   Panel – Alasdair McKinlay, Scottish Government.  Diane Campbell, COSS, DTAS, David Rodger AVA, Mike Ogg, NHS Grampian

15.45     Closing remarks – Jim Savege, Chief Executive Aberdeenshire Council.

16.00     Finish

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