Weekly update from Vice Chair Dave Burn

In my last newsletter I referred to the European elections. This time a number of you, like me, will be following another election on 23 July 2019, with great interest. With reports of duplicate ballot papers having been issued, it is clear that efficient and effective support is essential if we are to ensure the election process runs smoothly.

ADSO Board Meeting – 12 July 2019

We held our board meeting last Friday. The key document was the consideration of the findings from our board awayday, held in June. The recommendations from that session have been allocated amongst the board membership, with board members and regional representatives now looking to work up options for implementation.

Police and Crime Panel – revised guidance
A number of our members support Police and Crime Panels. These bodies were established on a reginal basis, to scrutinise the Police and Crime Commissioners, back in 2011. The LGA launched the new guidance on Thursday 11 July. Further details can be found here:

LGA responds to a new legal duty to respond to tackle serious violent crime
The LGA has recently responded to new duty on local authorities to tackle serious violent crime. Whilst the LGA supports the public health approach to tackling serious violent crime, which has become an increasing priority for councils, the LGA is concerned that just amending the Crime and Disorder Act will not create the required step-change to tackle serious violent crime, particularly if this is not supported with extra funding.
Further information can be found here:

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