Building strong and active communities has never been more important as local government budgets come under severe pressure. Modelled around ‘Neighbourhood Agreements’, this seminar offers delegates a tried and tested strategy for delivering accountable public services at community level and a way of fostering greater local volunteering and civic responsibility. The seminar will draw on national best practice (and the pit falls to avoid!).
The seminar will look at:
- the key elements that make a neighbourhood agreement both community owned and sustainable
- tools that effectively engage local people in the overseeing and scrutiny of public services
- how neighbourhood agreements can be used to minimise the impact of service cuts and budget reductions
- how these tools can help councils with their preparation for community budgets in 2013
- ways of measuring and monitoring success.