At a time when there is changing public sector landscape there are huge opportunities for local people to become local leaders. Whether helping an area to survive the harsh economic climate, protecting services that are under threat, or providing the events, culture and fun that puts the heart into each local community – local councils have never had a better opportunity to make a difference.
On 27 February 2017, Joint Practitioners Advisory Group (JPAG) approved some modest amendments to the wording of Governance and Accountability. The content is not greatly changed, but a minor error affecting parish meetings has been corrected and some of the explanations in part five have been made clearer.
Today sees the launch of the ten principles of the Tree Charter (see below), each principle deals with a different aspect of the relationship between people and trees in modern society. On November 6 2017 guiding articles will be added to these principles, offering expert advice on how each principle may be achieved. These guiding articles will be sourced from the more than 70 organisations involved in the development of the Tree Charter.