Councillors and Communities

Detail from the cover of the Councillors and Communities initial report
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Greater Manchester

North West Employers and Jam & Justice present findings from our project "Testing The 21st Century Councillor Framework".

* Bookings are now open for this event. *

This free event is for Councillors, community members, council officers and anyone with an interest in how people can work together to govern localities better.

We asked Councillors, council officers & communities about the roles of a 21st century Councillor. Join us on Friday 5 July to explore what we learned.

What is required to support Councillors, council officers and communities to enable more effective outcomes, to meet current and emerging issues?

Councillors commit time to the local community. Most are motivated by a desire to shape what happens where they live. They often belong to a political party too. As budgets decrease, and public expectations remain high, it is not an easy task. A group of action researchers from Jam & Justice decided to talk with Councillors, the council officers who work with and support Councillors, and other people living in the same area. We wanted to hear about examples of good practice, and to look for ways in which everyone could work well together.

With North West Employers, Jam & Justice ran focus groups in 4 different Greater Manchester councils - Bury, Manchester, Oldham, and Salford. We used The 21st Century Councillor Framework as a starting point to discuss what people expect Councillors to do.

At this event, we will share the full report from this research and explore together what people said and what it might mean for the future of Councillors and communities.

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