Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action
Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action exists for the promotion of any charitable purpose for the benefit of the community in Oxfordshire and, in particular, the advancement of education, furtherance of health and relief of poverty, distress and sickness. Its mission is to enable a diverse voluntary and community sector to flourish in Oxfordshire.
A Council representative is co-opted onto the Executive Committee as an observer. The Committee usually meets at least six times per year at 5.30 p.m. in the Old Court House.
Council Representatives : One appointed annually
Expectations of Councillor Representatives.
(1) The organisation would expect the appointed person to attend at least half the meetings -they are aware that there can be diary clashes. They would expect the appointee to be kept informed of council policy as it would affect the organisation, and take feedback from the Board to the Council where appropriate. They also expect to benefit from their perspective as an elected member who was in touch with residents of their ward. They may therefore have a useful contribution to make to discussions about community needs and aspirations.
(2) In terms of additional assistance, the elected representative may from time to time be able to unblock an apparent barrier, or mediate if an issue arose between the organisation and the Council. They may be able to make a connection for the organisation with another relevant organisation or individual.
Ms Kathy Shaw
- Councillor Marie Tidball - Board Member for Supporting Local Communities