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Chairman’s Weekly Message
Unfortunately, there are no updates from government departments or recent cases this week due to holidays.
Wayne Chandai, our new Director of Communications, has wasted no time in changing the format and look of the bulletin. It is a very important way of communicating with you as members as well as keeping you up to date in terms of legislation and relevant government publications. I know that many of you value the information it gives. My thanks to Wayne for his work. He is considering other improvements, so please let him know if you have any ideas you can contact him via email email@example.com. I can’t promise we’ll be able to take on board every suggestion, but we’ll certainly do our best.
I mentioned last week that we had held a Devolution Seminar in the Eastern Region on 15 July. Dave Burn, our Vice-Chair, is our Devolution lead and he has posted some views on the thread on the members’ forum. Please take a look and get involved in the discussion. Following the seminar, I have been in contact with Lawyers in Local Government who, as you probably know, represent the Monitoring Officers. We have agreed to meet in September to discuss how best we can join forces to input into the devolution proposals and debate from a governance perspective. I will keep you posted.
Conference bookings are going well so please reserve your place quickly to take advantage of the early bird offer if you haven’t already.
I have recently moved back to Merseyside so the London branch has granted me a free transfer to the north-west region. I look forward to attending their meetings.
The summer holidays are upon us. If you are going away, have a great time.