Tuesday 1 June 2010 18:05 by Graham English
Lambeth Council has established a commission to lead a process of consultation over its ideas for a co-operative council. The co-operative model will see residents take on a bigger role in running and shaping local services they say, adding that the model applies the co-operative model of fairness, accountability and responsibility across a broad range of services. It is built on four years experience trialling the approach in specific services in Lambeth.
For a very different perspective see Jason Cobb's article in The Guardian on Tuesday 1st June (here).