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Who decides... Governance Review 2016

We asked people how they thought decisions about public services in Cornwall should be made in the future.

Cornwall Council is reviewing how the Council is governed and managed.

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As part of the governence review, we asked people in Cornwall how they think decisions about things that affect them, their family or business, should be made by Cornwall Council in the future.

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The Leaders of Cornwall Council held a series of public events, across Cornwall, for people to consider:

  • Is the current Cabinet and Leader system the best way for Cornwall to be governed?

  • What should Cornwall Council responsibilities be and what should the Towns and Parish Councils responsibilities be?
  • How should decisions about public services in Cornwall be made in the future?

The events outlined the options open to Cornwall and were an opportunity for people to discuss how they think decisions about public services in Cornwall should be made in the future. What people told us at the public events will be used to help inform the full Governance Review.

We asked people whether they would prefer a Mayor for Cornwall, a Leader and Cabinet, Committee or different new system completely to make decisions about public services in Cornwall.

Our Who decides online poll is now closed and we would like to thank everyone who took part - we received over 900 responses.

Although the public events and online poll have finished you may still be interested to learn about the Who decides... governance review, using the links below:

More information is also available in the 2016 Governance Review page, including a film shown at the Public events about how devolution is changing local government and the three governance model options.