Members of the Council’s neighbourhood involvement team must be biting their nails as they wait to learn who will be made redundant after the loss of five full-time-equivalent posts. Later this month it should become clearer, following a fit-for-purpose review, how community involvement is going to be delivered. It is already clear that the Neighbourhoods Partnership structure of a coordinating group and regular meetings of working groups will not survive. The Neighbourhoods Partnerships may continue but be given the role of planning and running an annual consultation event or “summit”. This would be aimed at finding the views of residents on local issues and their willingness to contribute.

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