The Borough of Lambeth Lambeth is one of 14 local authorities which make up Inner London. It is one of the most densely populated inner London boroughs, with a population of around 320,000. Lambeth is home to dynamic and diverse communities from all over the world w ith approximately 150 languages being spoken.
Lambeth is made up of 21 wards.. The Borough of Lambeth
Lambeth Cooperative Council Collaboration is key!
Lambeth Cooperative Council Make most of community’s assets
We sought views on: Principles How the council and citizens should work together What would encourage citizens to be part of the cooperative council
We found: Local state needs to support and enable; not just ‘do’ Local people need a strong voice in the design of services/activities Local state should encourage communities to secure services/activities Local state needs to invest in the infrastructure to make this happen Public services should be accessible
What we have learnt: Managing risk Practical issues around governance, citizen engagement and accountability Harnessing the energies and assets of communities Building capacity HR, IT and procurement become enabling not just regulatory functions