Select Committee on Public Administration Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum by Horsham District Council

The Local Government Association has advised me that the Select Committee is looking for evidence of innovatory approaches to citizen participation in Government. My Council has over the last 12 months conducted two separate public participation approaches and I have included with this letter the two public reports on these exercises.[7]

  The first report is on the Citizens Jury conducted by the Council's Planning Department looking at the questions relating to a new settlement within the Council's area. The second report looks at a Committee of Inquiry looking at the Councils role with regard to health in the widest context. Both reports look at the process and the outcomes of both approaches.

  My Council would welcome the opportunity to discuss the merits and benefits of both these approaches and the actions taken since their conclusions.

  I look forward to hearing from you.

N I Haverson
Chief Environmental Health Officer

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