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Lambeth coop council minutes released

Lambeth coop council minutes released

Lambeth’s “cooperative council commission or citizen commission” has met twice formally now, and the minutes are now available online: Co-operative council commission minutes | Lambeth Council. The problems about just how representative the commission is of “citizens” (ie, not very, but they’re working on it) have been very well pored over by onionbagblog, so we [...]

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The ultimate word on Cooperative Lambeth

The ultimate word on Cooperative Lambeth

We’re not going to say a great deal about the fantastic post Lambeth Co-operative Consultation: An Update « A Life in Beta. It’s a long, deliberate and detailed set of thoughts on the state of play with Lambeth’s cooperative ambitions, focussing particularly on how consultation is being handled (answer: not particularly well) and how the [...]

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Cobb interviews Lambeth executive about cooperative

Jason Cobb has conducted a fascinating Audioboo interview with Sophia Looney, who is divisional director of policy, equalities and performance, and reports to Derek Anderson. It was her team who wrote the cooperative policy document. Here’s the Audioboo: Listen! Some highlights from the interview: There will be a series of “deliberative focus groups” involving 300 [...]

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Steve Reed speaking at the Cooperative fortnight

Steve Reed, Lambeth council leader, spoke about the Lambeth cooperative project at the New Ground for Cooperation session as part of the Cooperative fortnight. He describes how the idea of a cooperative council came out of giving local people power to run their own estates, and how this led to better services. This has developed [...]

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The Lambeth 300

The Lambeth 300

In a Twitter response to the inestimable onionbagblog, Lambeth Labour leader makes an interesting claim: According to our good friend @cllrstevereed, “over 300” citizens have been invited to sit on the commission that will help transform @lambeth_council into a Big Society co-op council. via Moral Minority | onionbagblog. It seems odd to most of those [...]

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Co-operative council commission: Lambeth responds

Steve Reed and his Lambeth Labour colleagues got a moderate digital kicking over the news that the Cooperative Commission – the body which will design how Lambeth’s cooperative council plans work in practice – only seemed to include three Labour cabinet members. There’s a fairly flimsy press announcement on the Lambeth website announcing that in [...]

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Lambeth’s Citizens Commission. With no real citizens

Eyebrows have been raised at the revelation on the Lambeth Cooperative Council Facebook page that the so-called Citizens Commission charged with looking into the plans for a new form of cooperative council consists of three councillors all of whom are supporting the proposal. Of course, the mere fact that there is a Facebook page is [...]

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