19 July 2010

Your chance to give your views on the new cooperative council

Lambeth residents have been invited to give their views to the first meeting of the new Cooperative Commission on 29 July 2010.

The Lambeth logoCouncil is hearing residents' views on its plans to become a cooperative council. The new cooperative council will give residents a greater say and more involvement in how public services are shaped, managed and run.

At the 29 July meeting members of the public will be given five minute slots to outline their views and suggestions about the new cooperative council. Listening to residents' views will members of the Cooperative Council Commission.

The Commission is made up of people experienced in policy making, charities and government including journalist Polly Toynbee, Matthew Taylor who was chief adviser to Tony Blair and Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of drugs charity Turning point (full details of the Commissioners on the Lambeth website) The Cooperative Council Commission will hear evidence from local people and community groups in response to the council's white paper about the proposals, and attendees will be able to hear the commissioner's views in response to questions.

If you would like to speak at the meeting, please email cooperativecouncil@lambeth.gov.uk to book your slot.

The meeting will be held on 29 July 2010, 6 to 8.30pm in Room 8, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, SW2.

Further information on the cooperative council is at www.lambeth.gov.uk/CooperativeCouncil