Empowerment White Paper close to publication
Communities and Local Government are expected to publish the Empowerment White Paper around the 7th July. In the meantime, there have been signs of what we expect to see in the White Paper.
Petitions - CLG have outlined plans to strengthen the use of Petitions to trigger action on local issues with three new rights for citizens.
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Speaking to the National Association of Local Councils, Hazel Blears signalled her intention to give more powers to existing Parish Councils and support more to be set up.
Read CLG's announcement