Councillor Matt Garrett, NILGA President, commented: “Delivering a transformative, citizen centred Programme for Government will require strategic, political leadership within and between all levels of government. This welcome news regarding the Partnership Panel offers a real opportunity for co-designing the way forward, building on real collaboration and joint working between councils, Stormont and our community during the pandemic. Local government continues to develop its capacity and show its exceptional social, economic and environmental value. As NILGA epitomises, practical and political partnership is the way forward.”
Link to the Department for Communities Press Release.