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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Newham for Change - Public Zoom Meeting Tuesday 9 March 6-7pm. All welcome!
Campaign for a committee structure
Please join us for a public online meeting on Zoom about the campaign on Tuesday 9 March from 7-8pm. All welcome – we will be discussing the campaign and the advantages of the committee structure.Register here!
On 6 May 2021 Newham Council will hold a referendum on how the Council should be run. Every Newham voter will get a vote on whether the Council should be run by a Directly Elected Mayor (the system we have now) or by a system of committees made up of elected councillors.
We are campaigning for a change to a Committee structure in the council.
This means the council will be run by committees made up of elected councillors – usually a committee for each of the different areas, like Housing, Education, Social services, Health, Planning and Crime.
The committee system is:
OPEN – there is more opportunity for citizens, experts and communities to have their say and influence decisions
REPRESENTATIVE – all council members have input into decisions, not just the Mayor and Cabinet
CO-OPERATIVE – councillors have to work together to make decisions
ACCOUNTABLE – every councillor takes a role in making policy and seeing decisions enacted