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Friday, 20 February 2015

The Fate of Ward Working?

Looking through the Brent Council Budget papers, I can't find any reference to Ward Working.  I highlighted before that I thought this an area of concern.  It would represent a further diminution in the role of the councillors, as it is the only part of the budget that they can directly control to benefit their wards.  Along with the virtual abolition of scrutiny and the ignoring of majority votes, it will leave them little role at all.

Can anyone spot the fate of ward working in these budget papers?

1 comment:

  1. I believe ward working has been scrapped. On page 31 of the papers there is a reference to ward working (point 7.9) and there is also a reference on page 72. The page 72 reference suggests that combined costs associated with ward working and a number of other projects will be reduced from £904k 2015/16 to £0 in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Rgds, Michael Sones, Furness Road.