City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh residents are being asked for their views on Community Payback Orders (CPO) which are given out by the Court to people to pay for their crimes as an alternative to a prison sentence.

As well as being able to fill out a questionnaire, residents can also recommend groups, residents, organisations or projects that may benefit from unpaid work.

Read more here - Community Payback Orders – Have your say – The City of Edinburgh Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Members of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee met with representatives of Aberdeenshire Youth Council, the local authority’s Pupil Participation Forum and MSYPs recently.

Elected members were keen to hear from young people during the ongoing period of SQA assessments to ensure they understand what’s happening in practice and do everything in their power to support them.

Read more here - Young people have their say about assessment worries - Aberdeenshire Council

Midlothian Council

Both full Council and planning committee meetings are being made available by Midlothian Council to view via a Microsoft Teams events link.

South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire residents are being urged to share their views on the future delivery of public services within the area.

The call has come from the local Community Planning Partnership, which brings together public bodies, including South Lanarkshire Council, to work together, and with local communities. Read more here - Tell us your views on future service delivery - South Lanarkshire View

Fife Council is holding a series of consultation events to allow residents to have their say on proposals to move St Columba’s RC and Woodmill High Schools to a new learning campus, alongside Fife College.

There will be three online, live, public consultation events (using Microsoft Teams) along with more informal virtual drop-in events. Read more here Woodmill and St Columba's RC High Schools consultation now live (

Angus Council

As part of efforts to develop and support our community councils, Angus Council is carrying out a survey to gather information about what people think about their community council, the influences and barriers that they think exist around it and, hopefully a bit about themselves.

The findings of the survey will inform ongoing work into the sustainability, reach and impact of community councils in Angus.

Read more here - Community Councils – Of the people, by the people, for the people | Angus Council

Inverclyde Council

A study has been launched to find ways to encourage more walking and cycling in Greenock town centre.

Inverclyde Council wants to hear people’s views on how routes can be improved to support greater active travel by understanding the current restraints and barriers.

The aim of the study, ‘Greenock Connections’, is to find out what could be done to boost walking, cycling and wheeling links in and around the town centre to make it easier and safer for people of all ages to get about and use local facilities and amenities.

Read more here - Walking and cycling in Greenock town centre - Inverclyde Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh City Council is asking residents for their views on how Edinburgh celebrates Christmas and New Year in a new consultation.

The twelve-week survey is being carried out by an independent market research company on behalf of the Council. The survey seeks feedback from the Capital’s residents, communities and businesses on how Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, should be delivered from 2022 onwards.

Read more here - Have your say on the future of Winter Festivals in the Capital – The City of Edinburgh Council

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway Council is asking local businesses, citizens and interested parties to play their part in helping to shape the future economy of the region.

All public, private and third sector groups in the South of Scotland, including D&G Council and Scottish Borders Council, have joined forces to develop the region's first ever Regional Economic Strategy (RES).

Read more here  - Play your part in developing the first ever South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy (

Inverclyde Council

A series of events is scheduled to take place to examine ways to help tackle poverty and deprivation in communities across Inverclyde.

Inverclyde Council is inviting people to get involved in the discussion about how the area can unite to improve the lives of those experiencing the greatest challenges locally.

A survey has been launched to seek initial feedback ahead of a number of listening events which are set to take place over the coming weeks and months to get the views of individuals, groups, businesses, agencies and any other stakeholders across Inverclyde’s six defined localities.

Read more here - Tackling poverty together – have your say - Inverclyde Council

North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council’s Regeneration Team is currently looking for views on a proposed 5km circular walk at Lochshore.

The Council has been developing proposals for a walkway at Lochshore over the last year.

This engagement exercise aims to collect opinions on the detailed design of the route.

Read more here - Lochshore Circular Walk (

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Dunbartonshire Council is encouraging residents and visitors to give their views on proposals to improve connections between key locations in Dumbarton.

The Council wants to hear feedback on the designs for the Connecting Dumbarton project, which focuses on strengthening the wheeling, walking and cycling links between the Dumbarton Central Rail Station and the town centre.

More info here - Views sought for Connecting Dumbarton project consultation | West Dunbartonshire Council (