Local democracy in Newham needs to improve to better engage, involve and represent all our residents. That is why the Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, has set up an independent Democracy and Civic Participation Commission.
The independent Commission heard from hundreds of local residents, community groups, councillors, and national experts about how to improve local democracy in Newham from November 2019 – February 2020.
The final report with recommendations was launched in July 2020.
Check out the links below to read the final report, learn more about the Commission, their work, and what they heard as part of their engagement in Newham.
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