Welcome to Pendle Partnership
What is a Local Strategic Partnership?
We believe more gets done if people and organisations in an area work together.
Services are complicated enough already and the only way that Pendle's priorities can be met is by ensuring organisations work together. This makes services more efficient and helps them meet the needs of local people.
In Pendle, this is organised though Pendle Partnership, Pendle's Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).
We aim to work together at every possible opportunity to support each other and improve local services.
- brings together local public, private, business, community and voluntary sectors to support each other and work together
- helps to co-ordinate services to meet the priorities in the Sustainable Community Strategy
- looks at the performance of local services and how organisations can work together to improve service quality.
In 2008, The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) published guidance for local strategic partnerships about how they should be organised and how they should operate.
However, the coalition government is acting to remove barriers to more open and efficient local public services by freeing local authorities from targets and duties. They have revoked the whole statutory guidance 'Creating Strong, Safe and Prosperous Communities' and also plan to repeal the Duty to Prepare a Sustainable Community Strategy. For more information click on the link below:
While the coalition government places less emphasis than the previous government on formalised local partnership arrangements, collaboration and joint working remain a key focus.
In response to these changes, Pendle Partnership needed to re-think its role and governance and following an extensive consultation period, a new structure was approved at the AGM in July 2011.
It is very clear that resources and capacity throughout the partner organisations has been significantly reduced. However, commitment to partnership working remains high on the agenda, arguably now more than ever.
With this in mind, the new Pendle Partnership arrangements will rely on reduced bureaucracy and meetings and a greater focus on action, as clearly called for in the consultations.
To make this happen all partners will take a shared responsibility to the work of the LSP and its impact on the ground.