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Local to the national - Hebden Bridge

Local to the national - Hebden Bridge 9.30 - 1.00, Friday 19 April 2013 Salem Resource Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HB

Local to the national: the latest legislative developments and how to influence power   A joint event hosted by the Yorkshire and Humber Rural Network and the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service looking at how to influence and scrutinise legislation affecting local government, your parish or town council. The workshop will focus on current legislation that has had an impact on local government, influencing legislation currently passing through Parliament and the role of Committees and scrutiny.  The Houses of Parliament Outreach Service will talk you through what current legislation may affect your community, how to influence it and how to effectively get your views heard within Parliament.

We will cover

Recent legislation affecting local government How to influence legislation Barriers to influencing Scrutiny Working with MPs on local government issues

Speakers

Daniel Wood Outreach Officer - North East, Yorkshire & Humber Houses of Parliament Outreach Service

Who should attend?

Parish Councillors CVS staff Community groups interested in the application of their Rights in the community

  For more information please contact Ed Poulter

Price   The workshop is free and includes lunch. A £20 will be charged if you book a place and do not attend on the day.

Book now! Please complete and return this booking form. Places limited.   

We are also holding Local to the national at the other venues around Yorkshire and Humber:

Friday 15 March 2013, 9.30 - 1.00  Central Community Association, Lindum Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6QU Friday 22 March 2013, 9.30 - 1.00 Skipton, venue tbc

Friday 26 April 2013, 9.30 - 1.00 Penistone Town Council, St John's Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR

 
Recession and resilience in Govan and Gallatown

Surf, Scotland's independent regeneration network, investigated the impacts of the recession on two communities, and assessed how local responses are helping maintain their resilience. Derek Rankine reports.

 
It’s time for true ‘empowerment’ of communities

Whether in the business, social, third or public sectors, few organisations are protected from the cold economic winds which have being blowing for the last five years and which are set to continue for years to come. And much the same scenario applies to most communities and neighbourhoods across the country, though, of course, there are places and people who are actually seeing their living standards and wealth increase as others experience the very opposite.

 
First rule of emergency planning: try not to create one

Resilience is too often framed in terms of the concerns of the government rather than people. The government's civil contingencies secretariat sits in a corner of the Cabinet Office. It may be a very special corner, but it's a corner nonetheless, and a corner of Whitehall, one of the most insular and disconnected communities in the UK.

 
Roads or housing? Which is your priority?

The pension schemes need to invest competitively and see their return. We all need to see them investing in social housing.

 
PTTLS - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector 11 Apr 13

PTLLS stands for "Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector". The intention with PTLLS is to have a "one size fits all" qualification which will give all qualified teachers a substantive qualification that allows them to pass the necessary threshold to teach in the adult and further education sector.

 
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