Our Public Services

Local Democracy and Communities

A green recovery must invest in the building blocks of organised, inclusive, and capable communities. Our ambition is for a Scotland that has a decentralised, democratic system of local governance, that people trust and actively engage with. A network of municipalities based in people’s local villages, towns and cities.

Green Impact

Scottish Green achievements in the last 5 years include:

  • Won over £500 million additional investment in local services, from swimming pools to schools
  • Introduced new powers for councils to raise local levies on tourism and workplace car parking
  • Championed participatory democracy, including Scotland’s first citizens assemblies

A NEW ERA FOR SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

We believe in Local Government. It plays a critical role in all of our lives, which is why we have focused on empowering and properly funding it over the last Parliament. We believe that rebuilding local democracy and empowering local government to meet the needs of the public should be at the heart of a green recovery.

The Scottish Greens will:

FAIR FUNDING FOR LOCAL SERVICES

The Scottish Greens will put Councils and the services they provide on a solid, long-term foundation so that they can be there for all of us.

The Scottish Greens will:

GREAT PLACES, CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

The Scottish Greens are committed to investing in communities and building great places. We will work with communities and use the tools we have available, including the planning system, to deliver better, stronger communities for all.

The Scottish Greens will:

BUILDING AND HARNESSING COMMUNITY WEALTH

Over the last year the value of community organising and working together to look out for each other and improve our communities has never been so important. We will build on this and put community organising and wealth building at the heart of our plans for a green recovery.

The Scottish Greens will:

 

Downloads

Downloads of our manifesto in PDF, Easy Read, large print, and plain text, and audio formats are available here: https://greens.scot/ourfuture/downloads

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