Aligning LSP workin a 3-tier area Claire Evans: Strategic Partnership Manager, Oxfordshire County Council
Summary of presentation: • Background on Oxfordshire • Oxfordshire Partnership • Developing the Sustainable Community Strategy • Issues to watch
Oxfordshire County Council Population 630, 757 Expenditure £829.7m West Oxfordshire DC Population 97, 816 Expenditure £72.5m Cherwell DC Population 137, 522 Expenditure £72.5m Oxford City Council Population 147, 429 Expenditure £134.9m South Oxfordshire DC Population 130, 078 Expenditure £50.2m Vale of White Horse DC Population 117, 812 Expenditure £53.5m
“Establishing clear roles and responsibilities in two-tier areas can be problematic” LSPs ‘Shaping their future’ 2006
Oxfordshire Partnership: • It is the over-arching strategic partnership for the county Purpose: • To develop a Sustainable Community Strategy for the county • To develop and manage the Local Area Agreement • To provide the framework for closer working
Local Community Partnerships Neighbourhood projects Children & Young People’s Partnership HOUING & TRANSPORT Partnerships Oxfordshire Voluntary Sector Partnership Cultural Partnerships Rural Forum Public Improved outcomes for local people. Driving the VISION Health & Well-Being Partnership Oxfordshire Partnership Board Safer Communities Partnership Partnership arrangements for strategic planning Public Service Board Economic Partnership Regional Economic Strategy Local priorities & issues. Driving the LAA Learning Partnership Environmental Partnership Waste Partnership Government
Added value of the County LSP • The Oxfordshire Partnership can help districts tackle issues that are addressed on a Oxfordshire wide basis • It can address issues that have no clear ‘ownership’ • Address regional issues • Making the link between the vision and LAA
Effective joint working between county and district LSPs Countywide LSP officers group Representation of district councils/district LSPs on County LSP Looking at the evidence in developing the SCS – analysis of district priorities/parish plans Bi-lateral meetings between county and districts District + County Chief Execs/Leaders Improving Joint Working:
Partnership Governance agreement… • It is NOT legally binding BUT • A symbolic commitment to working in partnership
Developing the evidence base • Multi-agency project group • A vision based on evidence • 12 theme papers • Workshops • Draft: December
Oxfordshire is committed to making the three - tier system work • We don’t have all the answers – what has your experience been?
Questions? • Is the development of community leadership for members going at the same speed as the development of partnerships? • Is this about 2/3 tier or more about joined up public sector?
For further information please contact:e-mail: Claire.email@example.com