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The Localism Act – Over to You *70 EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED*


The LGiU and Bristol City Council are hosting a major one-day policy conference in Bristol, for the south-west and west midlands. The Localism Act – over to you brings together Local Government Minister Andrew Stunell, Cities Advisor Lord Shipley, with a range of local councillors and officers as well as senior officials from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Speakers confirmed 

Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
at Communities and Local Government
Lord Shipley, Cities Advisor
Jonathan Carr-West, Policy Director, LGiU
Sian Sankey, Policy Adviser, Chartered Institute for Housing
Joe Reeves, Local Authority Housing lead, PWC
Gavin Jones, CEO, Swindon Borough Council
Cllr Barbara Janke, Leader, Bristol City Council
Cllr Ray Tovey, Localism Cabinet Member, Cornwall County Council
Bethan Evans, Bevan Britten
Stephen Woollett, CEO, South West Forum

 Follow this link to order tickets online 

Exploring what the localism legislation means for councils, the conference looks at the context for the policy reform and the ensuing challenges and opportunities that face councils, including General Power of Competence, LGRR (including business rates) and the Core Cities amendment.

Detailed sessions will focus on planning – including neighbourhood planning, community forums, and sub-regional collaboration – as well as community rights and the implications for local authorities in strategic planning and service delivery.

The conference will include Q&A opportunities and an opportunity to meet the Minister.

Further details:

Wednesday 8 Feb 2012  9:30-17:00

The Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

LGIU members: £45.00

Non-members: £75.00

Voluntary sector: £25.00

Special rates for District council

LGiU member District councils: £25.00

Non-member District councils: £45.00

* NB non-members starting a ‘free trial’ LGiU membership are eligible for the member discounts; to find out how to start a trial contact chris.naylor@lgiu.org