Power & Governance

Through our projects, Social Media CIC has worked to help bridge the divisions identified by the Governance Commission, who collected evidence from local people and groups and identified serious failings in local governance in Stoke-on-Trent.

Statement of support
We endorse the findings of the Governance Commission presented to John Healy, Local Government Minister in May 2008.

We will do what we can to help engage people in our networks in the debate that must now follow. We will take our place as a partner organisation to help revive political involvement and reconnect people with decision-makers, whether elected or otherwise.

We demand that the City Council act immediately to do everything necessary to re-engage all of Stoke-on-Trent’s communities in its work at every single level, but most especially between political leaders and communities, in order to rebuild the trust that has been lost.

We pledge to support the closing statement of the Governance Commission:
“The full potential of Stoke-on-Trent’s future will only be realised by the shared commitment of every citizen supporting visionary leadership by the elected Council”

Supported by the following organisations:
Social Media CIC. Recommendations
Hamil Area Voice of the Community (HAVOC).

Democracy project

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