21 May 2010 Leave a comment
CPON today held a meeting in York to set out its future direction.
The network has enjoyed a rapid rise in local government over the last decade, and is now looking to consolidate its position whilst building on the success it has enjoyed in recent years.
Issues discussed included redrafting the network’s constitution, and its relationship with both local government and central government following the formation of David Cameron’s coalition government.
Richard Ashton, CPON’s Chairman, said, “Over the last decade CPON has come from nowhere to play an increasingly influential part in local government. We have continuosly adapted to changing circumstances, and we now must do so once again, against the backdrop of a new Government and any potential changes to the public sector. This meeting was therefore an important way for members to discuss our future direction so that we continue to support them in their work, and the role we can play in local government.”