Petition Closed

We, the people of Scotland, believe that our Common Good Land is not being managed properly by our elected representatives on a county/city level. The evidence for this includes the fact that many councils do not even know what their common good land consists of - Dundee council, for example, reports, "I would advise that the Council do not keep a record of the location or extent of land and property in the form of Burgh Commons or a separate record of Common Good Land."

Our common land is too precious a resource for our children, as well as citizens now, to be left to such poor management. We, the people, require that this land is managed both correctly and transparently by the local community for the local community. We believe, therefore, that our community councils should be the guardians of the common good fund and, furthermore, that local people should have full access to the accounts at all times. We also hold that the local community should have the final vote on any such changes to said land. We ask that you consider this petition and make such necessary changes to the law.

Letter to
Minister for Local Government and Planning Derek Mackay
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment Richard Lochhead
Return control of Common Good Assets to Local Community Councils.