The way in which the Mersey Basin Campaign was organised and governed changed during its lifespan, reflecting changes in the institutional landscape (both regional and national), and building upon our own practical experience.
For example, in 1996, the Campaign gained some freedom from the Government, becoming an ‘arm’s length’ management organisation’ so that it could engage more effectively with the private and voluntary sectors. In 2001, a review of the Campaign’s structure led to further structural changes to allow even wider participation in our work.
So the Campaign gradually evolved from a government-run organisation to the partnership status it retained until its closure. This collection provides more information about how the Campaign was organised, along with information about the governance structure’s constituent parts, and material focusing on the network of Action Partnerships (formerly River Valley Initiatives) which delivered local projects.
To dig deeper into the way the Campaign worked, you might also want to look at the The way we worked collection too.