The new legislation has come into force that extends the power of the promotion of economic, social and environmental well being to local councils. This power has been previously only available to principal local authorities, although they have recently been criticised for not making much use of this power.
Communities, through local councils, will now have greater flexibility to act on their priorities and also to facilitate joint working between local councils and their partners in the private, public and third sectors. This will we expect provide greater opportunities for local councils to improve the quality of life and health of their communities.
More information about training on the new power is available from County Training Partnerships, who will be delivering a specially designed attendance-based training module for local councillors.