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ASSOCIATION OF HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT LOCAL AUTHORITIES
2 June 2000
BRIEFING FROM DETR ON THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL
Report by the Policy Manager
1. Avril Atkinson has been seconded to the DETR's "Local Government Modernisation Team". This is a team of eight local government professionals drafted in to work alongside civil servants. The team has a brief to contribute direct local government expertise and experience and to develop two-way communication between local and central government. Avril has a regional brief for the South East and a policy role on community planning. In addition she has a particular interest in the implications of draft legislation for two-tier areas, and is familiar with the particular needs of parished areas.
2. Avril has had a career in local government and in the Education Service. Her permanent post is Director, Pupils and Services Division, East Sussex County Council Education Department.
3. Avril will speak about the current state of the Bill, and preparation of guidance on issues such as community planning. She will also be pleased to discuss Members' views on the legislation. In addition she has offered to attend the Members' seminar on the subject scheduled for 21 July at Cricklade College, Andover.
Date: 22 May 2000
Contact: Nick Goulder - 023 8068 8431, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|Author:||Nick Goulder, Policy Manager|
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