The Council is inviting Clackmannanshire residents to get involved in the establishment of a Common Good Register.
Common Good is property which has been passed down to Clackmannanshire Council through local government re-organisation from our former burghs Alloa, Alva, Dollar and Tillicoultry, who would either have received it as a gift or purchased it. It refers to land and buildings, items such as furniture and art and funds.
The Council has begun the process with a draft list of Common Good property which is available to view on the consultation pages of the Council’s website where there is also an online questionnaire for people to comment.
Community Councils are statutory consultees in the establishment of this register and the Council hopes they will use their position in their communities to encourage people who have information which might help to contribute.
Cllr Helen Lewis, Spokesperson for Partnership and Third Sector said: “Our records indicate that not everything the Council inherited is Common Good, and we welcome information from our communities about what should or should not be on our Register. We think there will be keen local historians in our communities who know where records of donated property and artefacts might be and we expect the communities of the former burghs, in particular, will want to have the opportunity to comment”.
The consultation is open until 13th December 2018. In consulting on the property to be included in the Common Good Register, Clackmannanshire Council is fulfilling its duty under Section 102 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
There is more detail about the consultation and general information on Common Good on the Council’s consultation database which you can access through the website.