A revolution is taking place in local government. Across the country, co-operators in local and metro government are using co-operative approaches to shape local economies and services and to put local people in control.
Format for the day
9.30 Registration opens
10am Civic Welcome
10.15 Sesson 1:
- Housing: building new foundations Housebuilding for people, not profit and the models of co-operative housing available.
11.30 Session 2
- Local collaboration in education Co-operative approaches to education that retain the link between schools and the communities they serve.
13.15 Fringe meetings (details tbc)
14.00 Session 3
- Smarter and Stronger – new ideas for co-operative communities Hear examples and case studies of co-operative councils across the country
15.40 Session 4
- Building Community Wealth Community wealth building and the ‘Preston Model’ of co-operative-driven economic regeneration.
(Please note: timings are approximate)
- Cllr Sue Jeffrey
Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council
- Jim McMahon MP
Shadow Minister Communities and Local Government and former Leader of Oldham Council
- Rt Hon John Healey MP
Shadow Minister for Housing
- Cllr Lis Burnett
Former Deputy Leader of Vale of Glamorgan Council
- Cllr Preet Gill
Cabinet Member, Sandwell Council
- Cllr Paul Brant
Cabinet member for health & social care, Liverpool City Council
- Dr Cilla Ross
Deputy Principal Co-operative College.
- Cllr Sharon Taylor
Leader of Stevenage Borough Council.
- Cllr Peter Rankin
Leader of Preston City Council.
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