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LGA Independent Group Conference Park Inn, York Bridget Harris March 9 th  2011 Big Society – All in it together?
1. The Localism Bill  2. Our relationship to localism xxxx 3. Big society xxxx 4. Councillors xxxx 5. Challenges and way f...
“ We want society – the families, networks, neighbourhoods and communities that form the fabric of so much of our everyday...
“ ..it will not come about unless communities at the most local level feel they have a stake in the outcomes”  Keith Ross,...
The Localism Bill 1. Generally competent or generally powerful?
The Localism Bill 2. 'Right to Buy' meets 'Compulsory Competitive Tendering'
The Localism Bill 3. Open Source Planning
more mayors xx more referendums xx less  inspection more committees xx more place,  less total xx less pay xx less officer...
The Localism Bill 4. Structures structures structures Less Pickles....? xx More Councillors? xx
 
19 th  Century – health & safety  a nationalised approach?
Municipal socialism.. or liberal community leadership? According to his friend and colleague Jesse Collings, Joseph Chambe...
Public arts as important and public health "All may not use them, but all may do so if they like; and as they are mea...
20 th  Century – wealth & education  a centralised approach?
21 st  Century ?????  An individual, localised approach?
The 20 th  century saw the privatisation of lifestyle – defined by personal preferences and consumption The job of politic...
No job stability x No housing security x No pension promise x Welcome to the World
Big Society: All sound and no bite?
Big Society: Defined by David Big society is about: - Social action  - Public service reform  - Community empowerment xxx ...
Big Society: Who gets it? Public and Voluntary Sectors are already doing it
Big Society: Who gets it? Public and Voluntary Sectors are already doing it
Big Society: Who gets it? Innovators have already predicted it:
Big Society: Who gets it? The facebook generation is going to do it anyway....
Big Society: Who gets it? Challenging the public / private sphere Change is not  going to be  driven just by public policy...
How should councillor's respond to this agenda? Will expectations on them and their roles change?
Future role of councillors 1. Technocratic or democratic?
Future role of councillors 2. Wicked issues
Future role of councillors 3. Leading the Place – defining the terms
Future role of councillors 4. Protecting the public good
Living in our comfort zone? xx
Some questions for afternoon workshops.. 1. If, by definition, Big Society can only be a description and vision, not a 'po...
Some questions for afternoon workshops.. And in the workshop on accountability and risk, Jeremy will go in more detail int...
director of politics and partnerships  [email_address] co-ordinator of programme [email_address]
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Independent Group Spring Conference, York March 9th 2011

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21st Century Councillor was invited to present at the morning session of the LGA Independent Group Councillors spring conference.<br><br>
The title of the conference is 'Big Society - Local Choice'. The presentation covered the implications of the Localism Bill, and what big society and localism means to councillors.

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  1. 1. LGA Independent Group Conference Park Inn, York Bridget Harris March 9 th 2011 Big Society – All in it together?
  2. 2. 1. The Localism Bill 2. Our relationship to localism xxxx 3. Big society xxxx 4. Councillors xxxx 5. Challenges and way forward xxxx
  3. 3. “ We want society – the families, networks, neighbourhoods and communities that form the fabric of so much of our everyday lives – to be bigger and stronger than ever before” Coalition Agreement, May 2010
  4. 4. “ ..it will not come about unless communities at the most local level feel they have a stake in the outcomes” Keith Ross, Leader, Independent Group “ the most important piece of legislation for local government in a generation” Simon Parker, Director of the NLGN, ''It's devolution with a gun to the head'' shadow CLG Secretary Caroline Flint MP
  5. 5. The Localism Bill 1. Generally competent or generally powerful?
  6. 6. The Localism Bill 2. 'Right to Buy' meets 'Compulsory Competitive Tendering'
  7. 7. The Localism Bill 3. Open Source Planning
  8. 8. more mayors xx more referendums xx less inspection more committees xx more place, less total xx less pay xx less officers xx more transparency more collaboration x more parishes xx 4. Structures structures structures The Localism Bill more data
  9. 9. The Localism Bill 4. Structures structures structures Less Pickles....? xx More Councillors? xx
  10. 11. 19 th Century – health & safety a nationalised approach?
  11. 12. Municipal socialism.. or liberal community leadership? According to his friend and colleague Jesse Collings, Joseph Chamberlain left Birmingham: “ parked, paved, assized, marketed, gas & watered and improved”
  12. 13. Public arts as important and public health &quot;All may not use them, but all may do so if they like; and as they are means of instructing and improving some, all are directly or indirectly benefited by them.” Passmore Edwards, 1850
  13. 14. 20 th Century – wealth & education a centralised approach?
  14. 15. 21 st Century ????? An individual, localised approach?
  15. 16. The 20 th century saw the privatisation of lifestyle – defined by personal preferences and consumption The job of politicians is to turn that into some kind of public good - to see that as our collective value, and to use it as drivers for other public goods - like taking care of the vulnerable, protecting assets and resources, defining 'good' through collaborative acts, sharing feedback and thinking differently about outcomes
  16. 17. No job stability x No housing security x No pension promise x Welcome to the World
  17. 18. Big Society: All sound and no bite?
  18. 19. Big Society: Defined by David Big society is about: - Social action - Public service reform - Community empowerment xxx (PM David Cameron MP July 2010)
  19. 20. Big Society: Who gets it? Public and Voluntary Sectors are already doing it
  20. 21. Big Society: Who gets it? Public and Voluntary Sectors are already doing it
  21. 22. Big Society: Who gets it? Innovators have already predicted it:
  22. 23. Big Society: Who gets it? The facebook generation is going to do it anyway....
  23. 24. Big Society: Who gets it? Challenging the public / private sphere Change is not going to be driven just by public policy announcements x - going to be driven by a different type of citizen demand.
  24. 25. How should councillor's respond to this agenda? Will expectations on them and their roles change?
  25. 26. Future role of councillors 1. Technocratic or democratic?
  26. 27. Future role of councillors 2. Wicked issues
  27. 28. Future role of councillors 3. Leading the Place – defining the terms
  28. 29. Future role of councillors 4. Protecting the public good
  29. 30. Living in our comfort zone? xx
  30. 31. Some questions for afternoon workshops.. 1. If, by definition, Big Society can only be a description and vision, not a 'policy' that could be centrally directed - what is your alternative vision for the future shape of public services? 2. How can councillors influence culture change within their authorities? 3. Does community leadership mean the end of parties? What is the role for independent councillors? ?
  31. 32. Some questions for afternoon workshops.. And in the workshop on accountability and risk, Jeremy will go in more detail into the changes to national expectations on councils from the Localism Bill, and particularly what the implications are for accountability and risk: - how well is your council performing? - how do you know? - what can you do about it? ?
  32. 33. director of politics and partnerships [email_address] co-ordinator of programme [email_address]
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