DCLG has recently published a short, informative paper promoting the involvement of parish councils in Devolution Deals.
We need stronger and more robust local community media to scrutinise local councils. If this does not happen then local democracy will be weaker for it.
From the very beginning stages of the Our Place programme, also known as the Neighbourhood Community Budget pilot, the parish sector has been involved in this new approach to bringing the community together to join up public service delivery.
Kidderminster residents voted 80% in favour of the creation of a new town council on 7 May 2015 in a referendum held at the same time as national and local elections.