District Council Community Relations Programme
In July 1989, all 26 District Councils were invited by the Central Community Relations Unit (CCRU) to engage in a Community Relations Programme. Each council was asked to consider developing proposals that would improve community relations in their respective areas. Several conditions applied in order to participate in this scheme:
The development of the programme has been very successful with 25 of the District Councils now participating, partly due to the strict monitoring arrangements established by the CCRU. The 26th District Council is currently considering participation in the future. Monitoring and evaluation is an important element of the programme and Councils are required to submit detailed monitoring returns and an annual progress report which provide feedback on the results of the expenditure and ensure that the projects have had the intended emphasis on community relations.