Free Community-led Action Planning Training - September 2017

Take part in this free training for the NEW online toolkit to help communities develop their own community-led action plans:

Community-led Action Plans are a way for communities to change and improve their local area by setting out what will be done, who will do it and how it will be carried out.

Recently launched, this simple and easy to navigate website takes you through every stage of developing your action plan and provides you with factsheets, templates and links to useful resources.

This training will introduce you to community-led action planning and go through the online toolkit, providing practical tips, hints and next steps.

Training will be available across four locations and will last around 2.5 hours.

Book your place here





Helensburgh and Lomond

*Change of date*
Friday 6th October

10.00am – 12.30pm

Helensburgh Civic Centre

Bute and Cowal

Tuesday 12th September

1.30pm – 4.00pm

Dunoon Community Centre

Mid-Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands

Wednesday 20th September

1.30pm – 4.00pm

Lochgilphead Community Centre

Oban, Lorne and the Isles

Thursday 21st September

10.00am – 12.30pm

Corran Halls, Oban

For more information contact

Argyll & Bute Community Planning

Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership has developed a ten year plan that will focus on the ambition that “Argyll and Bute’s economic success is built on a growing population”.

This ten year plan the Single Outcome Agreement/Local Outcome Improvement Plan, sets out a focus for partnership working for the council, all public sector organisations and community bodies in the area to reach the overall ambition.

Reversing population decline and supporting economic growth is interdependent on many things affecting people’s lives such as transport, education, access to skills development, opportunities and ability to maintain individual’s health and wellbeing. The Single Outcome Agreement recognises this and sets out 6 high level aims to support the overall ambition. These are referred to as the six outcomes of the Single Outcome Agreement.

The plan can be found here.

You can also download these questions which will link the work of your action plan to the Argyll & Bute 10 year vision.

The Place Standard Tool

The Place Standard tool has been developed by the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland and Architecture and Design Scotland. It is designed to engage communities and develop an understanding of how people feel about the area in which they live which can then inform good decision making, allowing resources to be targeted to where they are most needed. The tool can be used by public sector agencies, the third sector and community groups and more information on the tool can be found at

The Place Standard tool was introduced to Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership at the meeting of the Full Partnership in Oban in November 2016 and in the February Area Community Planning Group meetings. The tool is also currently being used as part of the Local Development Plan 2 consultation and once the results of the consultation are known, we should be able to share the findings of the tool in relation to a specific postcode area.