The leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck, has named three top staff who’ll lead the drive to put residents at the centre of council services
The new appointments are part of Lambeth’s transition to becoming a Cooperative Council. The aim is to make the provision of services a partnership between the council and residents. It will mean Lambeth residents get greater influence over decisions which affect their lives and their communities.
The three Commissioning Directors are; Adrian Smith, Maria Millwood and Rachel Sharpe. They will take up their new roles on Monday 18th March 2013.
They will be part of a team that works with residents, council staff and councillors to tackle the issues that matter most to the people of Lambeth. They will build on current cooperative partnerships including;
• Young Lambeth Co-operative who will take over responsibility for managing some services for children and young people in Lambeth
• Libraries are increasingly community-led and council supported.
• Housing – the development of the “Lambeth Standard” with tenant involvement which is now taking effect with improvements to thousands of homes.
Cllr Lib Peck said,
“Our aim is to put Lambeth residents at the heart of everything we do. We believe involving residents in decisions about their communities and services will make Lambeth a better place to live The Commissioning Directors will give extra momentum to our plans for reshaping services in partnership with the community. They will ensure that residents set priorities and then shape the way that local services are run. “