Reform: Can Cannock Cope?
17 Sep 2010
Public Meeting about Public Services ‘Question Time’ style

The Coalition Government has committed to the biggest cost-cutting programme in living memory in order to eliminate the structural deficit within the term of this Parliament. How will local regions respond to national spending cuts? This event provided an opportunity to have a say about the future of Cannock Chase and how to get more in a time of less.

Speakers:
 

  • Philip Atkins, Leader, Staffordshire County Council
  • Nick Bosanquet, Professor of Public Policy, Imperial College London and Consultant Director, Reform
  • Aidan Burley MP, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase
  • Sheila Brown OBE, Founder, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children
  • Stephen Brown, CEO, Cannock Chase District Council
  • Mark Ellse, Principal, Chase Academy
  • Dr Lynne Hulme, Cannock Chase Consortium Commission
  • John McTernan, former Political Secretary to Tony Blair
  • Douglas Paxton, Deputy Chief Constable, Staffordshire Police
  • Stuart Poynor, CEO, South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust Charles
  • Fred Pritchard, Director, Pritchard & Associates Ltd

Programme
18:25
Introduction
Nick Seddon, Deputy Director, Reform

18:32
Overviews of Cannock Chase and the national picture
Aidan Burley MP, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase John McTernan, former Political Secretary to Tony Blair

18:38
Session 1 - Health: Brief overview of healthcare in Cannock Chase, followed by Q&A from the audience
Dr Lynne Hulme, Cannock Chase Consortium Commission Stuart Poynor, CEO, South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust

18:53
Session 2 - Policing: Brief overview of policing in Cannock Chase, followed by Q&A from the audience
Douglas Paxton, Deputy Chief Constable, Staffordshire Police

19:08
Session 3 - Education: Brief overview of education in Cannock Chase, followed by Q&A from the audience
Mark Ellse, Principal, Chase Academy

19:23
Session 4 - Local business & infrastructure: Brief overview of local business and infrastructure, followed by Q&A from the audience
Charles Fred Pritchard, Director, Pritchard & Associates Ltd Philip Atkins, Leader, Staffordshire County Council

19:38
Session 5 - Welfare and Big Society: Brief overview of welfare and the Big Society in Cannock Chase, followed by Q&A from the audience
Sheila Brown OBE, Founder, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children Stephen Brown, CEO, Cannock Chase District Council

19:53
Closing comments
Nick Seddon, Deputy Director, Reform