The Department of the Environment published policy proposals for the reform of local government on 30 November 2010. The proposals set out governance arrangements for new councils and cover a range of issues including: the introduction of Community Planning responsibilities and power of well-being; ethical standards, oversight, and checks and balances to ensure fair and transparent decision-making.
Community Places held two workshops (in collaboration with the Rural Community Network and NICVA) to discuss the proposals and we have now prepared a Briefing Note to help groups respond to the consultation. Click here to download it. The consultation closes on 11 March 2011 and further information is available on the DoE website. Our response to the consultation proposals can be downloaded here.
If you would like any help with your consultation response please contact Louise or Clare at Community Places - telephone 9023 9444 or email email@example.com.