The new Sustainable Communities Act came into force in October 2008. It should provide a channel for local people to drive central government assistance and action to improve and protect the economic, social and environmental well being of their area.
Well over 100 local government authorities (LGAs) have now opted in to use the Act. The Local Works steering group which promotes the Act which PCS is proud to be part of, has drawn up a list of key policy proposals. This shows how LGAs can use the Act to promote local services. These are available on the Local Works website.