Kensington and Chelsea Social Council and Grenfell Network Group want to take the opportunity of Purdah, when all structured politics grinds to a halt, to ensure momentum is not lost in our challenge to Council to consider how their Charter for Public Participation. can be a real exemplar through adopting our proposed Charter developed in partnership with the Grenfell Network Group.
Our five-page blueprint for an accountable, community-centered approach to participation can be found below.
It is our aim to ensure the community, including residents, businesses and local charities are integral to all decision making. We aim to see communities co-producing processes that determine exactly how much they are involved in decision making. This goes from shaping a "menu of choices" to be offered for consideration, through to actually producing the change a community wants. This is a "systems change", a wholly different way of achieving things, this challenges orthodoxy and RBKC- breaking the mould.
The meeting will discuss the council's paper and our own. Because it is Purdah it is unlikely anyone from the council will speak to it, but at this moment I am in discussion.
I know you are all facing a myriad of meetings to do with the B-word and the GE but this will be the future communication and decision-making process for the borough whatever the GE/B decisions.