Community Planning Partnership - Clackmannanshire Alliance

The Clackmannanshire Alliance is taking forward community planning locally. The Alliance’s role is providing the strategic vision and direction for community planning as well as monitoring the implementation of the new Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP) and Locality Plans outlined here.

The long term strategic outcomes for Clackmannanshire are:

  1. Clackmannanshire will be attractive to businesses and people and ensure fair opportunities for all.
  2. Our families; children and young people will have the best possible start in life.
  3. Women and girls will be confident and aspirational, and achieve their full potential.
  4. Our communities will be resilient and empowered so that they can thrive and flourish.

Some groups have been identified as being in particular need in Clackmannanshire. Locality Priority areas have been developed by the partnership to target efforts and resources on identifying the most vulnerable from inequality and the impact of poverty with specific focus on these priorities. Clackmannanshire Locality Priorities are:

  1. Improving outcomes for children and young people living in poverty.
  2. Improving outcomes for women and girls living in Clackmannanshire.
  3. Improving outcomes for people living in Alloa South and East.

The Alliance meets quarterly and is chaired by the Leader of the Council.

Membership of the Alliance comprises representatives of the Boards of:

  • Forth Valley College
  • Police Scotland
  • Fire & Ambulance Service
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI)
  • Clackmannanshire Business
  • Elected members of Clackmannanshire Council
  • Skills Development Scotland

CTSI provides a way for third sector organisations in Clackmannanshire to engage with the Community Planning Partnership. Engaging in the various forums will ensure your group has:

  • A voice in influencing public policy and creating change
  • Up to date information on new plans and developments
  • The knowledge to take part in relevant consultations

CTSI sits on a number of strategic groups on behalf of our members of third sector organisations and groups as shown in diagram here.


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