Rebalancing the power

2 Sep 2018

Listen to a discussion around the five principles for a successful relationship between councils and communities, as set out in this report

The conversation also touches on potential new ways of distributing social funds post Brexit.

Participants: Trinley Walker, NLGN. Bob Thust, Local Trust. Isobel Edwards, Gloucester City Council. Carl Kroon, Arches Local Big Local. Shana Roberts, Brookside Big Local. Jessica Studdert, NLGN. Jo Sergeant, Bristol City Council. Stephen Perez, Arches Local Big Local. Chaired by: Matt Leach, Local Trust.

Read the report

This research, which was commissioned by Local Trust to investigate the relationship between councils and communities in Big Local areas, found that where local authorities make room for them, communities often have a real appetite to take on more responsibility.

Read the report online