Board Appointments

Last week I had confirmation that I’m continuing on the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board for my second year, following my two years as a substitute member. The work of the board and its voice to central government have never been more important as we look towards the next parliament and influencing the incoming government’s agenda around Health and Social Care from a local government prospective. This year because of the changes in the political control of the LGA we take the chairmanship of the board and I delighted that Cllr. Isobel Secombe, Leader of Warwickshire is our Chairman.

A couple of Wednesday’s ago the importance of such policy forums was reinforced to me as I attended my first board meeting of the national ‘Think Local Act Personal’ (TLAP) Board having recently been appointed to the LGA’s representative on this important national Programme board.

I am particularly pleased to take up this role as it’s got a real local community focus and making it real has an effect in the villages in my Division. One of the programmes I helped shape in Suffolk when I was Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services is called Supporting Lives, Connecting Communities, put simply it’s about helping communities to do more for themselves and developing the community to support our residents as we face both budget pressures and a growing and ageing population.

In many ways the TLAP nation initiative is very similar but at the national policy formation, system thinking and lobbying level, so I’m really pleased to be involved. As I read through the considerable background papers to my new role it’s really interesting to see many of the organisations I drew upon as we in Suffolk came up with our policy are represented on its board.

on its board.

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Lance Stanbury on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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