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Petition by Jack Turner  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1377  
Petition by Jack Turner and John Paterson calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to increase the accountability of community councils while empowering and supporting their role and of community councillors thereby creating parity with local authorities and the Scottish Parliament.  
Petitioner: Jack Turner  
Number of signatures: 5  
Date lodged: 29 November 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1377 

Written Submissions for PE1377  

Written Questions for PE1377  

7 December 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Association of Scottish Community Councils seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 7 December 2010" 

8 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government has submitted a very detailed response to the points made in the petition which sets out the work since 2005 aimed at developing the capacity, capability and accountability of community councils. Further, the Association of Scottish Community Councils (ASCC) has confirmed that some of the petitioner's proposals are already in effect. It has also stated that other proposals are impractical or unlikely to succeed. In closing the Committee agreed to write to the ASCC asking it to meet with the petitioner to discuss the points raised by the petition. <Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 

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