Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Lancaster's 'Three Tier Forum' opens doors to public for the first time

People in Lancaster district will have the chance to see local democracy at work when an innovative meeting is opened to the public for the first time.

From its next meeting on Monday 9th December, Lancaster's three tier forum, which brings together county, district and parish councillors, will be open to the public.

Each of Lancashire's twelve districts has its own three tier forum, so called because they bring together councillors from each level of local government to discuss issues of mutual interest and influence local priorities.

County Councillor Janice Hanson, chair of Lancaster's three tier forum, said: "The forum brings representatives of the three levels of local government together to discuss issue! s that are important to local people and to influence what gets done. We work together on those issues to come to a consensus based on what is best for Lancaster district. We are all elected to represent the people of the district and it is only right and proper that we open these meetings up to them."

• The next meeting of the Lancaster Three Tier Forum is on Monday 9 December, 2013 at 6.15pm at Lancaster Town Hall.

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