The Surrey Improvement Partnership is designed to bring together all of the local authorities in Surrey to deliver a series of projects intended to bring real improvements and enhanced efficiencies in local government services throughout the County.
It is the ambition of the Surrey Improvement Partnership to be a vehicle to ensure that all of the Surrey authorities work together to provide a continuing model for excellence. By working in partnership we will ensure that:
• Surrey councils respond positively to change in delivering services to our communities.
• Standards are maintained and enhanced.
• Local authorities can deliver continuous improvement in key services related to National Indicators.
• Local authorities communicate, learn and share best practice with one another.
The creation of a culture of partnership working is an overarching objective and it is hoped that this culture change will ensure that the work of the partnership is sustained beyond specific projects.
• Developed a Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy, which set out targets for a more efficient Surrey Waste Management Partnership.
• Brought together leaders and senior members across Surrey to develop leadership skills and foster close personal working relationships across authority boundaries.
• Organised projects to achieve greater efficiency through joined up working in a number of key areas, including procurement and planning.
• Set the foundations for current SIP projects, such as the Enhanced Neighbourhood Engagement Project, Officer Leaning and Development and the Member Development Project.
For more information on how your council can beneift from SIP’s programme of work, please refer to the Surrey Improvement Partnership Website: www.surreyimprovement.info or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Enhanced Neighbourhood Engagement
This project is working closely with a number of partners to improve community engagement and the delivery of local services across Surrey. Current partners include County, District and Borough Councils, Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue, Surrey Primary Care Trust and voluntary bodies. By working with Local Strategic Partnerships, the project will contribute towards the requirements of the Comprehensive Area Assessment, the Surrey Community Strategy, the Surrey 2020 Vision and requirements of government legislation such as the Duty to Involve and Duty to Cooperate.
The project will also directly address National Indicator targets NI4 (percentage of people who feel they can influence decisions in their locality), NI5 (overall satisfaction with a local area) and NI21 (dealing with local concerns about anti-social behaviour/crime by local councils and the police).