About us

The Centre for Governance and Scrutiny is a charity that works to promote accountability, transparency and democracy at a local level in England.
Who do we want to hear from?

We want to hear from anyone that has tried to influence council decisions; sometimes that might be through an organised campaign, sometimes not.

If you are an individual that has engaged in any way with a local council to try and change a policy or service - we want to understand the barriers and challenges you have encountered.
This short survey has 7 questions, to help us find out your views and feed these into our national campaign on local governance.
Our campaign on local governance is being funded by the JRSST Charitable Trust. You can find out more about the Charitable Trust and its work here.

How you can find out more...

inks to our blogs on this topic:

If you have any questions about this survey, or our wider work please email