Weekly message from Wayne Chandai, Director of Communications

Conference preparations are going well, those who have not booked yet there are still some places left. This year the conference is taking place at our new venue in Bristol on the 22nd and 23rd November, have a look at the programme here: https://www.adso.co.uk/annual-conference-2019/

You may have seen a thread on the member forum “ideas for the new Knowles”, Phil McCourt wanted me to pass on his thanks to those who have contributed so far there are some good discussion and ideas on there. Be great to hear from more of you so please have a look if you can draw yourself away from the drama of Westminster.

The Centre for Public Scrutiny has just issued its annual survey. It is divided into two parts – a technical survey just for the most senior officer in your authority with a day to day responsibility for scrutiny, and a more general (and shorter) part for everyone else. An explanatory blog can be accessed via the link below.

 https://www.cfps.org.uk/2019-annual-survey-of-overview-and-scrutiny-in-local-government-now-open/

And the survey itself can be accessed here – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FXM85B6

The closing date is 15 November.

CfPS would like as many ADSO members as possible to complete the survey. They are a valued partner to ADSO and I would like us to support them as much as possible. Please therefore make every effort to return it and/or pass on to your scrutiny lead.

If you have any queries please contact Ed Hammond at the Centre – Ed.Hammond@cfps.org.uk.

Finally, there are a number of ADSO events coming up, there is the North West regional meeting on the 27th and a number of training courses over the next few weeks. Have a look here for a full list. https://www.adso.co.uk/calendar/

 

 

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