Residents of the London Borough of Newham are invited to the third and final public hearing as part of the Democracy and Civic Participation Commission in Newham. Residents will have an opportunity to listen as the Commissioners hear evidence from a number of experts on the topic of ‘Governance models and the role of councillors in strengthening local democracy’.
Structure of the day
Panel 1 – introduction to matters relating to council governance and governance change
10am – 11am – Kate Herbert, Local Government Association | Jonathan Carr-West, Local Government Information Unit
Panel 2 – introduction to matters relating to councillors’ roles
11:15am – 12:40pm – Professor Colin Copus, De Montfort University | Cllr. Tom Coole, Gloucester City Council | Ruth Breidenbach-Roe, Locality
12:40pm – 1:30pm – lunch
Panel 3 – the roles and activities of directly-elected Mayors
1:30pm – 2:30pm – Professor Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England | Ben Rogers, Centre for London
Panel 4 – Council governance: stresses and pressures
2:45pm – 3:45pm – Aileen Murphie, Director of Local Government Value for Money, NAO
Panel 5 – Reflecting on the learning of other London authorities
4pm – 5pm – Moira Gibb, Croydon Democracy Commission
5pm – End
If you have any questions about the event please contact us by email.
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