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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Use of local authority and other premises for meetings

426.Under section 125 a tenant of an allotment site or a person who represents the interests of all or the majority of tenants on an allotment site may make a request to the local authority to use certain premises, free of charge, for holding a meeting about allotment site related business. The premises are a public or grant-aided school or other premises within the area that are;

  • maintained by the local authority;

  • maintained by a person other than the authority and used for or in connection with the delivery of services that have been delegated to that person by the authority; or

  • maintained and managed by a person other than the authority on behalf of the authority

427.This request must be made in writing at least one month before the date of the proposed meeting and include the name and address of the person making the request as well as information about the particulars of the meeting. The local authority must respond to the request within 14 days either granting or refusing the request or offering alternative arrangements for the meeting.

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