The APPG Autumn Reception was held on 31st October 2016 at the Terrace Pavilion, Houses of Parliament, hosted by the County Council’s Network (CCN) and sponsored by Cornerstone Property Assets.
Speakers included Tim Byles, CEO of Cornerstone, Paul Carter (Chair of CCN) and Marcus Jones, (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Local Government). Cornerstone are also a sponsor of the CCN annual conference due to take place in Guildford from Sunday 6th November to Tuesday 8th November 2016.
‘As a strategic partner for what feels almost like a new government under Theresa May, we can see that central government has a stronger focus on the importance of place and the need to join up strategic governance and cross sector service delivery including in health and social care integration, social mobility and infrastructure investment, at a time when it has never been more importance to maximize efficiency and effectiveness across the public and private sectors at both economic and social levels.’ Tim Byles, CEO, Cornerstone
The County APPG aims to provide a forum for Parliamentarians to engage in debate and dialogue about issues related to county economies, services and communities. It promotes the current and future contributions of county areas, to the national economy, to public services and to social wellbeing.
The County APPG Secretariat is provided by the County Councils Network (CCN). The CCN represents 37 English county and county unitary councils and is a cross party organisation that develops policy, shares best practice and advocates policy solutions to Government on behalf of this significant proportion of the country outside the big conurbations.
CCN’s new campaign, Your County Matters, looks to ensure county authorities are at the forefront of the debate on devolution and public sector reform.
The County APPG has been active since 2013 and the CCN was founded in 1997.