Create new civil parishes
Support the Neighbourhood Partnerships to become civil parishes. They would then be legal organisations in their own right, enabling them to raise their own precept, access external grant funding that they don't currently have access to, whilst at the same time having a much greater community led influence on local affairs and what happens within thier own neighbourhoods - True Localism, whilst saving BCC a fortune in administrating the toothless talking shops that the Neighbourhood Partnerships have become.
Why the contribution is important
It would give local people:
- more power and influence on very local decision making
- pave the way for the devolution of local services
- cut out costly BCC procurement proceedure, allowing more locally sourced service provision
- save BCC a fortune.
by user847722 on December 30, 2013 at 11:50AM