While building my evidence to the Lewisham Democracy Review, I made a wiki page to hold my notes. This has been updated to record my first impressions. The head line,

Does this report challenge the status quo? I think not and this is at the heart of the problem. There are certainly no SMART proposals.

Dave Levy

I say, almost centrally in summary, ‘On Page 19, They say, “Clearer and more engaging ways should be explored for explaining how the Council works and the roles and responsibilities of councillors and officers.’. To which I reply, “The power and division of responsibilities between councillors, council and officers needs to be reviewed to maximise democratic control.” The officers are too powerful through explicit powers and mushroom therapy.

And it’s out
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