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Commission on the Future of Localism – Evidence hearing


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Locality, in association with Power to Change, has established a Commission on the Future of Localism to investigate what is needed to reinvigorate local democracy and empower communities. Join the Commission for our next consultation event in Bristol on the 24 July.

We will be hearing evidence about what models of neighbourhood-level decision-making and participation are working. Join the discussion on the role of civil society and community infrastructure in supporting people to have a greater stake in their local area.

Event details
Date: Monday, 24 July 2017
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Dulcie Road, Barton Hill, BRISTOL, B55 0AX
Time: 1.30pm – 4pm
Agenda: TBC

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A sort of alternative to a Parish Council


"Residents in Titchfield near Fareham have developed the plan to make sure they have a formal say on how development should be undertaken in their community, as thousands of new homes are due to be built in the borough over the coming years."

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I thought that we had finished with this


The move could see £30m allocated to the region over the next 30 years by the government and an elected mayor would oversee the SCA which would work in the form of a ‘Solent cabinet’."

So all of this agro again for a measly £10m a year, it's probably already cost us that much to get to this point. I wonder if FBC will be able to keep it's nose out of it this time.

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Possibly I wasn't (being premature)


"The reported 'collapse' of the plans for a so-called Solent City - the Solent Combined Authority - brought sharp criticism from some quarters of the approach by Hampshire County Council.

The Daily Echo invited the Council's leader, Councillor Roy Perry to explain his thinking behind the issues around devolution in Hampshire.

Like the Daily Echo, I will only truly believe the Solent Combined Authority devolution deal is dead when it is confirmed by Government – we will know for sure in the forthcoming budget which I suspect will, in fact, be its death knell."

I wonder just what the TOTAL cost of this fiasco has been to the electorate of Hampshire. And after all of this time we still haven't been asked whether we wanted it or not.

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Oops, maybe I was a bit premature


Well our Council Leader obviously isn't going to give up that easily, he still seems to reckon that there's a method to get hold of that extra dosh.

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"However, Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council insisted no decision had been made on the deal and that councils had been ‘assured’ it was still on the table.


Is Devolution now dead?


So after all the money that has been spent on trying to set the deal for devolution, it seems that Isle of Wight Conservative councillors have killed the plan. I guess that all that remains for me at the moment is to archive this page and wait for the next step.

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