COSLA comment on Common Good Funds

A COSLA Spokesperson said:
 
"Underpinned by the Community Empowerment Act and wider legislation, local authorities will consult with and involve communities in all aspects of the administration of Common Good Funds.
 
"This includes publishing clear lists of what Common Good assets are, consulting where the use of Common Good assets is proposed to change, and consultation when it is proposed a Common Good asset is to be disposed of.
 
"Increasingly under the Community Empowerment Act, disposing of an asset can mean that asset passing into community control – an empowering outcome for that community. 
 
"Common Good Funds themselves vary widely between local authorities, and so local rules around those Funds can also vary.
 
"However, there is commonality in the overarching legislation and Councils are committed to administering Common Good Funds in the best interests of the communities they serve and in a transparent way."
Article published: 
Thu, 15/08/2019 - 17:00