What are Area Assemblies?
Area Assemblies were set up to bring Tenants and Resident Associations into the decision-making processes that affect their neighbourhood.
Area Assemblies contain elected representatives from each of the Tenants and Residents Associations and where appropriate, local neighbourhood representatives. They meet regularly with Officers from various Council Departments and other partner organisations, to oversee and monitor services within Compact.
Eleven Area Assemblies will be set up across the city, linked directly into the Area Committee's (which are Liverpool City Council's new decentralised decision making bodies).
The Assemblies will receive a wide range of information which may include expenditure reports, performance reports etc to ensure members have as much information as possible to enable them to make the right decision at the right time.
How can I get involved?
If you wish to be a part of an Area Assembly you will need to be elected by your Tenant's and Residents Association or a Community based group, but your group must be registered with the Participation Development Unit. You will also need to show that you are able to meet the minimum standards that will show your level of experience and competency. These standards are explained in the Compact. Assistance and advice is available from the Participation Development Unit.
Once you are a member of the Assembly, representatives will be comprehensively trained to develop further their skills and knowledge to assist them in making informed choices.