One week to go until the ADSO AGM

To access the agenda, papers and joining link for our AGM next Thursday at 4pm, click here Members can vote on important developments for ADSO as an organisation so please make a note in your diaries to join us.

CfGS webinar on Health Scrutiny changes

CfGS are holding a webinar next Tuesday 16 January at 9.30am to update people on the new regulations and statutory guidance relating to the changed powers around health scrutiny, at which DHSC colleagues will be present. You can sign up here – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/centreforgovernanceandscrutiny/1107786

Notice of ADSO General meeting – 23 November 2023

The ADSO Board has agreed to have a General Meeting of the Association to review and update the Articles of Association, including the format and date of the Annual General Meeting. Please find the link to the agenda and papers for this General Meeting below, to be held on Thursday 23rd November 2023 at 4.45pm … Continued

Helen McGrath Blog – Levelling up Bill

Helen McGrath (Head of Public Affairs at Lawyers in Local Government) has written a blog on the current situation with regard to the Levelling Up Bill and her take on the chances of remote meetings being included in the Act. when it becomes law: Helen McGrath Blog – Levelling up Bill – October 2023 extension: … Continued

Remote Meetings – Government Call for Evidence – 2021

  Press Release   In February, ADSO and LLG submitted a freedom of information request to the Government in relation to the remote meetings ‘Call for Evidence’ which took place between March to June 2021. We asked for all information received by the Government including a breakdown of the responses received, the number received and … Continued

LGA case study – roundtable on boosting engagement through digital democracy

Kirklees Council shared a case study on work being carried out to boost participation in local democracy. The case study included work in response to the recommendations of the Kirklees Democracy Commission, which asked citizens and organisations what a strong and healthy local democracy should look like. https://www.local.gov.uk/case-studies/roundtable-what-are-opportunities-local-government-boost-participation-consultation 21 November 2022