Friday, 29 November 2013

Lobbying Bill Update

The government has agreed a six week delay in debating the Lobbying Bill in the House of Lords to allow further consultation.

This follows pressure from the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement chaired by former Bishop of Oxford Lord Harries, the NCVO and other leading charities.

NCVO has prepared a briefing document setting out proposals to amend the bill to to reduce the potentially damaging impact it will have on charities.  We have written to NCVO to support their proposals.

The NCVO document can be read in full here.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Marple Area Committee Report 6th November 2013

A report on the Marple Area Committee Meeting on the 6th November 2013 can be viewed here

For past reports see 'Marple Area Committee Reports' under NEWS ITEMS
A member of the Civic Society attends the monthly Marple Area Committee meetings where issues relating to Marple are discussed and important decisions are made.

There is also an opportunity for the public to ask questions of our elected representatives (councillors) and all questions, issues, discussions and decisions are minuted as part of the democratic process.

Dates of future Marple Area Committee meetings:

Wednesday 11 December 2013
Wednesday 5 February 2014
Wednesday 12 March 2014
Wednesday 16 April 2014