Commission on future of local infrastructure

An independent commission to examine the future of local infrastructure in England has been launched by Navca, the membership organisation for local infrastructure organisations.

The inquiry, chaired by Sara Llewellin, chief executive of grantmaker the Barrow Cadbury Trust, will aim to produce practical ways to secure high-quality support for local VCS action throughout England.

The commission will gather evidence from infrastructure bodies, charities, other community bodies, public and private sector bodies which work with the VCS, and with academics.

Its members include charity chief executives, public sector leaders, journalists and academics and it will hold evidence sessions across England and publish a report in November.