Greenwich Council

Decision details

Greenwich Information

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Leader is requested to note that by virtue of an order dated 23rd December 2015 the Council has agreed with the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) not to publish Greenwich Time or an equivalent newspaper more that quarterly after 30 June 2016; and agree to the Council publishing a fortnightly publication focusing on information on services provided by the local authority, in addition to job vacancies, choice based lettings social housing and surgery information for Councillors.

 

Decision:

Noted that by virtue of an order dated 23rd December 2015 the Council agreed with the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) not to publish Greenwich Time or an equivalent newspaper more that quarterly after 30 June 2016.

 

Noted that the order also stated that Royal Borough of Greenwich may include the regular and frequent communication of information to those residents who choose to receive such information by whatever medium they decide (e.g. paper or electronic) providing it does not have the appearance of a newspaper, newssheet or similar communication.

 

Agreed to the Council publishing a fortnightly publication focusing on information on services provided by the local authority, in addition to job vacancies, choice based lettings social housing and surgery information for Councillors.

 

Noted that the Council has embarked upon a tendering process to seek a suitable potential supplier who can exclusively host our statutory notices and other Council advertising as required (non-exclusive) in a borough wide, weekly publication at a favourable rate.

 

Publication date: 04/07/2016

Date of decision: 04/07/2016

Effective from: 09/07/2016

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