Shropshire Capital and Asset Pathfinder
The Capital and Assets Pathfinder (CAP) programme is an initiative set up and supported by the Local Government Group (LGG) and Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
CAP is a support package offering coordinated support to the public sector in an attempt to open up development opportunities. It's provided by a team of specialists led by the LGG, with support from local partnerships, the National Improvement and Efficiency Programme and a range of private sector expertise.
Shropshire applied for and was awarded this support package under 'Wave 2' of the programme. 11 pilot pathfinder regions led the programme in 2010/11, and are in the process of moving from the strategy to delivery stage of their respective programmes.
At the heart of the Shropshire CAP are the citizens of Shropshire. Reliable, up to date and accurate public sector customer mapping is the cornerstone of the programme. This will enable services to be placed where they're required most. This change, using a place-based customer-centric approach to asset management and capital investment, is a fundamental shift of strategy. This will allow partner organisations to have an enhanced visible presence in the public eye.
Shropshire place plans
Our place plans are documents developed in partnership through consultation with local communities. They identify local priorities and infrastructure needs for each of Shropshire's communities. Shropshire CAP works closely with our planning team to help deliver these plans.
Some aims of the Shropshire CAP Programme are:
- Co-location and collaboration between organisations within the public sector and volunteer domain
- Local services to be repositioned and redesigned according to customer behaviour and need
- Cashable savings in operation costs alongside capital receipts, allowing reinvestment into new projects for engaged partners
- A greener public estate in Shropshire due to a reduced carbon footprint