Local agenda 21, compulsory competitive tendering and local environmental practices

“The paper concludes that the ongoing processes of local government restructuring, together with the removal of many functions from local democratic control, are reducing the capacity of local communities to respond positively to the demands of Local Agenda 21.”

This paper focuses on the issues arising from Local Agenda 21 where the role of local authorities is seen as vital in promoting and achieving sustainable development. The implications of the current forms of public sector restructuring for local authorities, and in particular the consequences of the requirement to contract out the delivery and management of traditional environmental services such as grounds maintenance are considered.

Published in Local Environment | Alan M. Patterson | 1996, https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Local-agenda-21%2C-compulsory-competitive-tendering-Patterson-Theobald/5c797d68bc6d32aabcd6ffc3a433669cc9a19ae2, https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Local-agenda-21%2C-compulsory-competitive-tendering-Patterson-Theobald/5c797d68bc6d32aabcd6ffc3a433669cc9a19ae2