Scotland’s Towns Partnership invites you to the second meeting of Session Six of the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres. The meeting will focus on the topic of ‘Community Wealth Building and Towns’.
Community Wealth Building (CWB) is a people-centred approach to local economic development, which redirects wealth back into the local economy, and places control and benefits into the hands of local people. The five core principles include: Progressive Procurement, Fair Employment and Just Labour Markets, Shared Ownership, Socially Just Use of Land and Property and Making Finance Power Work for Local Places.
With CWB legislation about to be developed by the Scottish Parliament, join speakers from Democracy Collaborative and Scottish pilot projects in North Ayrshire and Clackmannanshire to find out more about what CWB means for towns and town centres.
12:45 – 12:55 Welcome, Opening Remarks and Matters Arising – Siobhian Brown MSP, Convener
Community Wealth Building and Towns
12:55 – 13:00 Overview: Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
13:00 – 13:10 Context of Community Wealth Building in Scotland: Neil McInroy, Fellow, Democracy Collaborative and Community Wealth Building Adviser to Scottish Government
13:10 – 13:20 Case Study: Mhairi Paterson, Community Wealth Building Coordinator, North Ayrshire Council
13:20 – 13:30 Case Study: Emma Fyvie, Senior Development Manager, Clackmannanshire Council
13:30 – 13:40 Discussion
13:40 – 13:45 Any Other Competent Business
13:45 Close of Meeting