Community Planning in Midlothian

Our Community Planning Partnership

Community Planning is a way of working together to best use all of available resources to improve people’s lives. It is governed by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Key organisations, both statutory and third sector, work with communities to plan services that will deliver better outcomes for people. A Community Planning Partnership (CPP) is the name given to all those services that come together.

Our CPP's aim is:

  • to involve people in the decisions on public services that affect them
  • and have a commitment from organisations to work together for better public services.

Our Community Planning Partnership vision

  • Individuals and communities will lead healthier, safer and greener lives by 2030.
  • No child or household need live in poverty
  • Midlothian will be a Great Green Place to Grow by achieving our net zero carbon ambitions
  • Local people will strengthen the skills they need for learning, life and work.

Our Community Planning Partnership structure 

The Community Planning Partnership is led by the Community Planning Board. Some of the key organisations making up the board include:

  • Police Scotland
  • Edinburgh College
  • East and Mid Lothian Chamber of Commerce 
  • NHS Lothian 
  • Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Newbattle Abbey College
  • Ministry of Defence 
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Department Working Pensions
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Sestran (South East Scotland Transport Partnership)
  • Scotent (Scottish Enterprise)
  • Third Sector Strategic Interface/Midlothian Voluntary Action 
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Ambulance Service
  • Midlothian Federation of Community Councils
  • Representatives of Community Planning Working Group, Chief Officers’ Group, Research, and Information Group and Faith Communities Partnership.

Community Planning Working Group

The Community Planning Working Group reports to the Board, and is supported by these thematic groups:

This short film explains what Midlothian Community Planning Partnership does, how the plan supports communities, and gives examples of the difference the partnership is making.

Strategic documents

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