Governance Review

The Council is reviewing how it makes decisions and how it involves people in those decisions at borough level and at area level. A panel of councillors from the Conservative and Labour parties will look at how decisions are made for the whole borough and at how local people and organisations can become more involved.

Public meetings will run monthly from October 2018 until May 2019 and will involve invited expert witnesses. Papers for discussion will be publicly available 5 working days before the meeting on the Committees Database.

You will be able to speak, ask questions of invited witnesses, and provide submissions about the issues being discussed.

The full calendar of meetings and their agendas can be found here:

Date and time Venue Agenda Meeting papers
28 November 2018 Freeman Suite, Kensington Town Hall

How local people expect to be involved in decision-making in the future.

 
11 December 2018 Small Hall, Kensington Town Hall The ‘12 principles of good governance’ and how positive behaviour around accountability, transparency and involvement need to be built in.  
15 January 2019 Great Hall, Kensington Town Hall Possible models and ways of working for borough-wide governance.  
5 February 2019 Small Hall, Kensington Town Hall Possible models and ways of working for area governance.  
28 March 2019 TBC How borough and area governance should fit together.  
April  2019 TBC Kensington Town Hall, room to be confirmed The kind of resource, and support, needed by councillors and the public to ensure that borough and area governance work properly.  
May 2019 TBC Kensington Town Hall, room to be confirmed The Panel’s interim findings.  
May 2019 TBC Kensington Town Hall, room to be confirmed Technical issues associated with governance change (including changes to the Council’s constitution).  
TBC Kensington Town Hall, room to be confirmed The specific structures for governance to take forward.  

Following the completion of this review, the Panel will make recommendations to the Leadership Team and Full Council.