A review of governance was one of the three key priorities of Faversham Town Council’s Business Plan for 2014/15. However, the change that has happened under the Business Plan appears to have been largely, if not entirely, administrative (see the progress report in Annex A of the 2015/16 Business Plan)
This is not of itself a bad thing. Administrative changes that produce operational efficiencies can be helpful. But my concern is this:
– administration is not the same as governance.
Faversham certainly needs strong administration but it needs even stronger leadership. More than that, it needs informed leadership: a Town Council that is advised not only by the administration but also by the electorate. Continue reading On governance – the need for a “Faversham Conversation”