Cambridgeshire CC policy and review head Julian Bowrey is in Argentina this week extolling the virtues of the Citiz...
Cambridgeshire CC policy and review head Julian Bowrey is in Argentina this week extolling the virtues of the Citizen's Charter to local government.
The visit is at the request of the Argentinian government and is being funded entirely by them.
Mr Bowrey has worked for the county council for seven years. Earlier in his career he worked for the cabinet office and was instrumental in developing the government's approach to the Citizen's Charter.
Cambridgeshire was the first county council in the country to introduce a Citizen's Charter which spells out the standards of service the public can expect. It is currently being updated and will be relaunched later in the spring.
Mr Bowrey is delighted to be given the opportunity to explain to the Buenos Aires and Mendoza Councils how the charter approach has helped local government in England. He said: 'I'm looking forward to explaining how we involve users of services and front line staff when planning and developing services. I am sure I will learn a great deal as well; Buenos Aires is one of the world's great cities which has only recently returned to local democratic control.'