Published on August 10, 2016

Involve presents to Cornwall Council’s Governance Review

By Sophie Blake

Sophie is Project Support Officer at Involve, working principally on NHS Citizen. She believes that all citizens should be able to play an active role in the decisions and processes that affect them.

On 15th July 2016 Involve’s Director Simon Burall presented evidence as part of activities that are being carried out in support of Cornwall Council’s governance review. The evidence session was coordinated by an independent external panel: Jacqui McKinlay (Centre for Public Scrutiny) Andrew Campbell (Local Government Association) and Oliver Banes (Cornwall Community Foundation). The independent panel has been tasked with gathering the views of stakeholders and partner organisations to help explore different models of governance and decision making.

The session took evidence from three experts:

Claire Mansfield, New Local Government Network (00.00 – 00.33)

Clare talks about international models of devolution in practice and what can be learnt for the next stage of devolution in the UK.

Simon Burall, Involve (00.33- 01.15)

Simon talks about some of the key considerations and challenges for councils and other decision makers seeking to engage the public.

Ed Hammond, Centre for Public Scrutiny (01.15 -01.50)

Ed talks about small-scale practical arrangements councils can make to ensure their governance systems are more accountable to local people.

Watch the webcast here

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