Bringing 'neighbourhood' centre stage in Wales

Mel Witherden

A report on a 24-hour event for Welsh local authorities and their partners, held in July 2006, which explored the emerging role for neighbourhoods in local governance.

Topics discussed include:

  • the neighbourhood agenda in context;
  • relevant findings from JRF research;
  • the experience of the Communities First programme;
  • barriers to community engagement;
  • the challenge of the Beecham Review;
  • a new role for councillors and community councils.