Welcome Richard, good to have you with us as someone who’s actually ‘doing’ onward devolution in the community. Although Government hasn’t yet approved Gloucestershire’s bid we do know that Ministers are very much in support of the ‘subsidiarity’ principle, i.e. pushing decision-making down as far into communities as it will sensibly go.
Thank you Warwick, one of the key elements of the Community Safety section is to work closely with Communities and to maximise the strengths of our communities and voluntary sector. We have a proven approach through the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner where we have funded over 240 community based projects that support the delivery of the police and Crime plan for Gloucestershire, some of the projects are having a tremendous affect.