Opportunities Creative opportunities Participation requests explained - workshops across Scotland Do you think you and others in your community could help to improve public services if only your ideas were listened to? Participation requests are a new way for people to have their say about improvements they would like to see made to the public services in their area. They are part of a piece of Scottish Government legislation called The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act. By making a participation request, a community or voluntary group can start a discussion with organisations in charge of public services, such as hospitals, schools and transport, about how to improve these services. The Scottish Community Development Centre is working with local partners to give community groups and organisations the chance to find out more about participation requests, how to make one and what to think about before you do. FREE upcoming workshops include: Edinburgh on 17 May 2018 at EVOC, 14 Ashley Place, Edinburgh Book Perth & Kinross on 21 May at PKAVS, The Gateway Centre, N Methven St, Perth Book Inverclyde on 22 May at CVS Inverclyde Training Room, Inverclyde Community Hub,Greenock Full Orkney on 24 May, Voluntary Action Orkney, Kirkwall - Book Fife on 30 May at Carnegie UK Trust, Andrew Carnegie House, Pittencrieff St, Dunfermline Book Renfrewshire on 4 June, The Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Road, Paisley Book Aberdeenshire on 7 June, Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie Book Angus on 11 June, Angus Carers Centre, 8 Grant Road, Arbroath Book South Lanarkshire on 13 June at Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, Hamilton Book To find out more about these workshops visit the Scottish Community Development Centre website.