Pendle Borough Council

Partnership Working

About Pendle Partnership

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Pendle Partnership was established in 1995 as a regeneration partnership to co-ordinate the investment of the physical and economic funding Pendle received. 

In April 2002, Pendle Partnership was reconstituted as Pendle's Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).

As the LSP, it took on additional responsibilities for co-ordinating partnership working across the Borough, reducing duplication in public service delivery and identifying ways to 'plug the gaps' in mainstream public service delivery.

At the Full LSP meeting in December 2010 the partnership recognised that it needed to be proactive in reviewing its role and governance as an LSP.
This was driven by the change in national government, the shift in policy direction towards localism, the concept of 'Big Society'and the removal of both Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA) and Local Area Agreements (LAA). A series of consultation meetings followed and in July 2011 the new structure was approved at the AGM. 

Pendle Partnership membership includes senior representatives from:  

  • Pendle Borough Council 
  • Lancashire Police 
  • NHS East Lancashire
  • Lancashire Fire and Rescue
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Local schools
  • Nelson and Colne College
  • Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Community and Voluntary Service
  • Housing Pendle
  • Liberata 
  • Pendle Leisure Trust 
  • Groundwork Pennine Lancashire 
  • Environment Agency 
  • East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce 
  • Building Bridges

The role of Pendle Partnership changed in May 2013

In these challenging times we have to be even more focused on what we can do to improve the lives of our residents.

Because of the changing landscape which has led to a reduction in finances, resources and capacity, the Partnership has had to evolve.

And at the Council's meeting on May 16th 2013 the changes were agreed. 

  • Pendle Council's resources for the Partnership have been greatly slimmed down after its restructure so partners need to take responsibility and ownership of actions. 
  • Executive and Full Partnership meetings no longer take place. 
  • Children's Trust, Community Safety Partnership, Pendle Health Improvement Group and Vision Board will continue as Theme Groups but Solution Groups will no longer exist.

Read the full report from the meeting.

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