Hertfordshire Local Update 12th November 2012. Claire Kueh Senior Policy Officer. HCC’s vision for localism vision January 2012:.
Senior Policy Officer
“To shift power from the state (in the form of the County Council and its local partners) to individuals and families, both personally and also in geographic localities in which they live. It seeks to position councillors as an indispensable resource within active communities. It aims to ensure that residents are suitably informed to allow them to influence and shape local services and take a more active part in helping them help themselves.”
Hertfordshire Local programme has been focused on six key areas:
1) Democratic LeadershipSupporting Members to be indispensable parts of an active community by increasing their visibility and the degree of influence over specific budgets and projects.
2) Participation and engagementEncouraging local people to become active in decision making and shaping the future of their local communities.
Proposed that future Hertfordshire Local work is condensed into two strands: