West Lothian Community Planning Partnership

West Lothian Community Planning Partnership was set up to identify, assess and prioritise what is important for West Lothian's communities, and enable the setting of achievable and demonstrable outcomes for the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan.

West Lothian Community Planning Partnership was established in 1999 and now includes 21 partner organisations
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West Lothian's Local Outcomes Improvement Plan
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Involving local people in decisions that affect their lives.
West Lothian Citizens Panel was established in 1999 and is supported by the Community Planning Partnership. The panel was set up to help identify people's views on various aspects relating to living in West Lothian.
The Community Empowerment Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act on 24 July 2015. There are different parts to the Act, which will all come in to force at different times. The Act will help to empower community groups through the ownership of land and buildings and by strengthening their voices in the decisions that matter to them. This summary gives information about the different parts of the Act.
The introduction of the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 triggered the formal implementation of the new model of Community Justice in Scotland. The 2016 Act places a duty on community justice statutory partners to produce a Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan (CJOIP) which outlines key local needs and priorities and the plans and actions to address these. Beyond this, the partners are also tasked with reporting annually, the community justice outcomes and improvements in their area, again with reference to the associated strategy and framework documents and when complete, submit those annual reports to Community Justice Scotland.
The Community Planning Partnership is committed to addressing poverty and believes that West Lothian should be a place where everyone has the chance of a decent and secure life free of poverty.