LGA Lib Dem Group – Safer and Stronger Communities Board Vacancy

All LGA board places are due for re-election this year, but due to a resignation we are looking to fill a vacancy for a Liberal Democrat Councillor to serve on this Board until the end of August 2017. (Full advert text can be found on the LGA Lib Dem Group website.)

This will include attending some meetings in London, contributing to LGA submissions to government consultations, reading briefing papers and providing feedback and contributing to the wider work of the Safer and Stronger Communities Board.

Community safety is not just an issue for police and fire and rescue authorities. Councils contribute in a variety of ways and councillors have an important role in tackling these issues, including:

  • emergency planning – ensuring that plans are in place to deal with emergency situations such as flooding, heavy snow and ice, civil unrest or terrorist incidents
  • regulation, licensing and trading standards – such as alcohol and entertainment licenses to help maintain public order
  • contributing to anti-social behaviour strategies through a range of council services including lighting, street cleansing, planning and leisure
  • working with police and crime commissioners and police and crime panels.

For the Local Government Association, this is covered by the Safer and Stronger Communities Board which is made up of councillors from across the political spectrum.

Councillors who are interested in putting themselves forward must be members of principle local authorities and be members of ALDC.

This appointment is remunerated, but all candidates should check with their retrospective authority that they will cover any travel costs.

Interested candidates should submit one side of A4 outlining their expertise and experience relating to this portfolio area. This appointment will be made by the LGA Liberal Democrat Leadership Team due to interim nature. If you wish to discuss the position, please phone Terry Stacy – Head of Office for the Liberal Democrats at the LGA on 07940 5026830 – or email Terry on terry.stacy@local.gov.uk.

Deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm, Friday 24 February 2017.

More details of the work of the LGA and the Safer & Stronger Communities Board.

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