Electoral reform consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on electoral reform. They say

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring access to democratic participation for all citizens. The way we vote in elections has remained unchanged for over 100 years. Modernisation takes place across all aspects of society and now is a good time to think about the kinds of innovation people in Scotland would like to see in elections.

Have your say on how the nuts and bolts of Scotland’s democracy should work at https://consult.gov.scot/elections/electoral-reform. If you are unable to respond online, please complete a Respondent Information Form and send it to:
Electoral Reform Consultation Elections Team
Area 2 West
St Andrew’s House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

This consultation closes on 12 March 2018.

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LCCC minutes: January 2018

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 15 January 2018 at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. URLs added by minutes secretary. Continue reading

LCCC minutes: November 2017

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 27 November 2017 at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. URLs added by minutes secretary. Continue reading

LCCC February meeting: final agenda

Click to download: 2018_02_19 agenda final

Please note that this is an update on the draft agenda posted on 13 February.

LCCC February meeting outline agenda

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 15 January 2018 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Presentation and Q&A:  Leith Viaduct Project
  6. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
    1. draft Park Group remit
    2. DPA/GDPR
    3. Localities Committee
    4. LCCC FY18/19 budget proposals
  7. Planning
    recent planning cases
  8. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Picardy Place update
    2. impact of Leith Street closure on LCCC area
    3. Parking Working Group update
    4. Leith Programme snagging/remedial
    5. tram extension plans
  9. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. Coallie Park proposal
    2. poor repair to Pilrig Park wall
  10. Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

 

Do NHS boards adhere to good corporate governance?

(adapted from a press-release from the Scottish Parliament)

The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the effectiveness of corporate governance in NHS Boards. This is the third and final stage of its wider inquiry into NHS Governance which has also been looking at staff and clinical governance.

In this next stage, the Committee will assess if NHS boards follow the key principles of good corporate governance it will draw upon Audit Scotland’s ‘Role of Boards Report’ and the Scottish Government’s ‘On Board’ Guidance. The Committee will look at the structures and processes for decision making, accountability, control and behaviour at senior levels of NHS Scotland. Continue reading