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The Conservators of Ashdown Forest case study – Working together and making an impact

By Mark Pearson Chief Executive – The Conservators of Ashdown Forest   Background and Context The Ashdown Forest is steeped ...

Case Study- Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority – Strengthening the Scrutiny Function

Take a look at our latest featured Case Study highlighting the transformative journey of the Overview & Scrutiny function at ...

Case Study- Stockton-on-Tees End-of-Term Report: A Window into Local Governance

As you will be aware, we are always on the look-out for example of best practice and good scrutiny at ...

CASE STUDY: Somerset West and Taunton Council, sent by Marcus Prouse (Specialist – Governance and Democratic)

Somerset West and Taunton Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 (motion proposed by Cllr Mansell) and adopted a Corporate ...

Glasgow City Council

Supporting strategic scrutiny in Glasgow The client and background Glasgow City Council asked CfGS to design and deliver a series ...

Derbyshire County Council

Conducting a virtual scrutiny review in Derbyshire The client and background Derbyshire County Council wanted to explore what it could ...

Devon & Somerset CFA

The client and background CfGS was commissioned to review the effectiveness of Devon and Somerset Combined Fire Authority’s governance arrangements. ...

Storengy UK

The client and background Storengy UK wanted to develop a Responsible Business Charter which would identify key aspects of its business ...

The Gambling Commission

The client and background The Centre for Governance and Scrutiny has been commissioned by the Gambling Commission to work on ...

Combined Authorities Governance Network

The background The Combined Authorities Governance Network (CAGN) is a network established and facilitated by the Centre for Governance and ...

London and Quadrant (L&Q) Housing

The client and background  L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social ...

Suma Wholefoods Co-operative

The client and background  Suma is a workers’ co-op, a business owned and run by the nearly 200 people who ...

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – Independent Governance Review post-Grenfell The client and background  Following the tragedy of ...

National Housing Federation

Supporting system change and tenant involvement The client and background  CfGS has been providing expert advice to the National Housing ...

Diocese of London

Diocese of London – Hearing the voices of victims and survivors The client and background  CfGS was commissioned by the ...

Royal College of Nursing

Independent Governance Review for the Royal College of Nursing The client and background  In response to a motion at the ...

London Borough of Croydon

Expert support to Croydon Council’s Cross-Party Governance Review The client and background  In 2019 Croydon Council established a cross-party Governance ...

Mears Group PLC

Designing and delivering new customer engagement mechanisms for Mears Group PLC The client and background  Mears is one of the ...

ENGIE UK

Creating an independent Scrutiny Board for ENGIE UK The client and background  ENGIE UK were keen to introduce an independent ...

Warwick District Council

Helping members to understand governance change in Warwick The client and background Councillors in Warwick wanted to explore the possibility ...

London Borough of Merton

Conducting a scrutiny review in Merton The client and background Merton council wanted to undertake an evaluation and review of ...

London Borough of Newham

Supporting an independent democracy review in Newham The client and background Following her election, Rokhsana Fiaz, the elected Mayor of ...

LEP Network

Supporting good governance in Local Enterprise Partnerships The client and background We were commissioned by the LEP Network, the membership ...

Skanska UK

Quality of Scrutiny programme – supporting Skanska UK, one of the country’s top contractors, to improve project planning and delivery ...

Poole Borough Council: helping scrutiny drive school improvement

CfGS can: Run support programmes helping  authorities to better understand and align scrutiny and school improvement, delivering a positive impact on the local education system. ...

North Norfolk: increasing members’ confidence in questioning

CfGS can: Help the arena of scrutiny become less politicised by teaching members to ask questions in a different, more ...

Hinckley and Bosworth: developing the basics

CfGS can: get new members up to speed with the specialist skills and principles underpinning scrutiny. Who: In July 2015, ...

Newcastle City Council: reinforcing health scrutiny skills

CfGS can: help develop members’ skills in all key areas of local government policy.Who: CfGS’ Regional Advisor Brenda Cook ...

Sunderland City Council: realigning scrutiny towards strategic objectives

CfGS can: help identify governance and scrutiny gaps and provide you recommendations to improve the day-to-day running of your council....

Ipswich Borough Council: getting new members up to speed

CfGS can: provide governance and scrutiny support to new members, getting them up to speed with the responsibilities of their ...