The purpose of the network is to build member capacity in relation to devolution, growth deals, new burdens, community planning and performance management.
Lobbying for the necessary (and still outstanding) legislation, guidance and support for councils in relation to local government reform, community planning and well-being
Democratic Scrutiny of: Departmental and partner organisation input into the design, delivery and resourcing of the Programme for Government, devolution/reform augmentation, growth deals, community planning, performance management, collaboration and improvement, and financial systems and policies
Monitoring the progress of and supporting the LG input into the Partnership Panel/Central – Local Forum in relation to its regional role
Building member capacity in relation to devolution, growth deals, new burdens, community planning and performance management. Design and provision of necessary regional member development events on relevant issues. Developing regional guidance on the new elected member role, including ‘commissioning’ and other ‘outward facing’ activity. Continued lobbying to develop a partnership role for local government within an integrated government approach.
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