Localism

Cornwall Council is committed to the principles of Localism and Devolution

The Council outlined its vision for the localism and devolution agenda, in our Localism and Devolution - a fresh approach document, ,in April 2015.

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The Council's 2015-2019 Localism Strategy sets out how the Council will take forward its commitment to the principles of localism in the future.

The principles of localism and devolution are cornerstones of the Council Strategy and Council Plan; we believe the Communities and Devolution team are crucial to refining these principles and reshaping the organisation to deliver them. Members, other Council services, partners and local communities have an important role to play too.

We believe that by working to our Localism principles we will demonstrate how we listen and react to the needs of local communities. With our Council Members and staff working more closely with local councils and community groups, our own organisation and statutory partners we can develop a stronger understanding of, and empathy with, the areas we serve. 

We introduced 19 Community Network areas in 2009, which are now well established with good working relationships with statutory partners, Town, Parish and City Councils, and VCSE organisations.

More information about Localism

Read more about devolution through the Localism in Action in Cornwall and the Localism Act