Working with you to meet Shropshire's needs
THE SHROPSHIRE PARTNERSHIP
The Shropshire Partnership was formed in 1997 to bring together partners, foster joint action and attract inward investment into the county. For the first five years of its life its main objective was to draw in additional money from the Region, Government and European Union to help support Shropshire’s economy and its disadvantaged rural communities. Through its joint action Shropshire was able to attract investment from the following funds:
· Rural Development Fund
More recently the Partnership has worked with partners to develop new Action Plans for Tourism, Creative Industries and Regenerating Communities which also have attracted investment from both the European Union and Regional bodies.
Shropshire’s Local Strategic Partnership
The Shropshire Partnership became the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for Shropshire in October 2002. It now has an expanded membership of 26 councils, countywide partners, regional and countywide organisations.
Our core task is to improve the Quality of Life for Shropshire’s People
We cannot do this by ourselves. Instead we seek to work through our partners, agreeing priorities together which will help to focus our collective efforts.
To help us start this process we:
· Sparks SRB programme
· The Rural Regeneration Zone
· The ERDF Objective 2 programme
· Prepare a Community Strategy for the area which sets out key themes identified by local people
The Partnership operates with a Partnership Board and Executive Group and a series of working groups which are serviced by the small partnership support team.
In December 2003, the LSP Board endorsed five key priorities for joint action by lead partners and stakeholders. These are:
· Co-ordinate local plans, partnerships and initiatives providing a forum for key agencies to work together to meet local needs.
· Work with councils to develop public service agreements and targets to overcome social exclusion.
· Promoting Diversity and Equality throughout Shropshire
The LSP will focus its efforts to achieve improvements in the Quality of life of local people by targeting these five priorities.
The Partnership identifies the priorities and needs of the county through:
· Regenerating Shropshire’s Market Towns
· Increasing the achievement of NVQ level 2 skills in Shropshire’s adult population
· Increasing Affordable Housing in Shropshire
· Reducing obesity in Shropshire
· Improving Quality of Life In Shropshire 2002-2012.
This is the Integrated Community Strategy for the County and provides a framework for all plans in Shropshire.
The LSP measures its effectiveness and monitors the performance of the Community Strategy through national Quality of Life Indicators. These form a key part of the ‘LSP Performance Framework’ and help to measure the progress that all partners are making in improving the social, economic and environmental challenges which affect the County.
The LSP works with Shropshire County Council to publish an annual report on progress. This is called The State of Area Report.
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