Linkage Groups, Working Groups, Thematic Network and Forums bring together groups of people and stakeholder organisations with a common interest to discuss their views and interests in a specific policy area – such as housing, culture, environment, planning, etc. It is through these Fora that PPN member organisations can have a real input into policy in their area of operation.
Linkage Groups explained
These groups elect PPN Representatives to Boards or Committees, receive feedback from those representatives, and direct their activity. They may also set policy priorities and input into consultations etc. on behalf of PPN. This in turn, helps the member organisations to gain a deeper understanding of the local policy process.
See here for Linkage Group activity