Agenda item

Area Governance 10 Year Celebration - Rachel Payling (Nac. 13.03.2023/3)


Members were provided with a presentation in relation to the 10 year celebration of Area Councils and Ward Alliances, in recognition of the significant amount of work that had been delivered to achieve the successes through the model.


The celebrations, which the Purple Cabinet had agreed to support, would continue throughout 2023.  On 1 March 2023, the launch event had been held where display boards for each Area Council had been unveiled, and liaison had been made with members of the public regarding how they could become involved in the celebrations.  Members were shown video footage from the launch event.  The celebrations were scheduled to close with a series of floats during the Bright Nights event procession in November 2023.


There were a number of intended outcomes from the celebrations which included improving the understanding of the work of the Area Councils and Ward Alliances in local communities, the promotional opportunities and the awareness of where to access services, together with thanking and celebrating the local volunteers.


The LGA peer review, which was agreed as part of the 10 point plan, would be undertaken between 27 – 30 March 2023.  A full report would be available after approximately 2 – 3 months, which would inform of the next steps.


RESOLVED that Members noted the presentation.

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