SCDC briefing - New rights for Scotland’s communities

CHEX's parent organisation, SCDC has written a new briefing on the Scottish Government consultation around the draft Community Empowerment Bill for community groups and organisations. This short and accessible briefing summarises some of the Bill's key points along with some of SCDC's thoughts on it.  

Click here to download the briefing for communities.

This communities briefing complements SCDC's more extensive briefing (available here) and should help you to answer a short online survey about the Bill's proposals which is available here.

SCDC is also planning to hold a meeting for community organisations wishing to discuss the implications of the Bill at 1.30pm on Thursday 9th January at the SCDC office. For more information about this please contact Stuart Hashagen or Andrew Paterson by email at or

As for the draft Bill itself, the consultation paper is available on the Scottish Government website at If you would like a printed copy, you can contact, or telephone 0131 244 0382. The closing date for responses to the Scottish Government consultation is 24 January 2014.

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