What is Community Planning & Development?

Community planning is about public service providers working together, and with communities to improve the quality of people’s lives.  In community planning it is what is actually achieved (the outcomes) that matters and how people’s lives change as a result.  It is also about ensuring that communities are engaged in the decisions made about services which they use.

Community Planning is a statutory duty placed on a number of organisations and came into force on 1 April 2003.  Its powers were updated under the new Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Who leds CP&D? What is our role?

In Caithness the Community Planning partnership is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the other statutory partners are the NHS, Police, Highland Council and Fire and Rescue. 

The voluntary sector have a very important role in ensuring that as much as possible is done to tackle inequalities and therefore Caithness Voluntary group play an important role.  Meetings are normally help every two months. 

For further details contact allan@cvg.org.uk

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