Why do we work in partnership you may ask? Well partnerships play an important role in the services and functions we deliver and by help us provide our residents and communities with better, more cost effective and efficient services. By working in partnership it allows resources to be shared, provides a strategic approach and helps to avoid waste and duplication of effort.
Working with other organisations and agencies also helps us provide more services to people. Much of our day-to-day activity revolves around close and effective partnership working and we are a leading member of many local partnerships and are committed to working towards delivering strategic priorities.
Bolsover Community Safety Partnership
Bolsover Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a multi-agency partnership working together to tackle crime and disorder in Bolsover District.
The Partnership is made up of the following organisations:
In addition to these, the Partnership works with a variety of agencies and community organisations.
The CSP works to a Community Safety Partnership Plan (106kb) which is reviewed by the end of March on an annual basis. A strategic sssessment will also be carried out annually to inform the Partnership Plan in respect of the extent of problems within the communities and develop action plans to deal with problems effectively
Our Priorities and Interventions (106kb) for community safety have been informed by research, intelligence assessments, consultation with agencies and communities, as well as national priorities. The priorities are shared by all our partners as the focus for activity. The Community Safety Partnership priority themes for 2014-2017 are as follows:
The Bolsover Community Safety Partnership has set up a number of action groups to deliver its priorities; each one is made up of members from those organisations which can help in reducing a particular problem. Much of the Partnership’s achievements are down to the work which takes place in the action groups. Each action group works to an action plan that is developed annually from the Partnership Plan (106kb); these have specific targets and outcomes attached to them which are closely monitored by the Performance Management Group.
Say Something if you See Something’ and help us tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Across Derbyshire partner agencies are urging businesses such as taxi firms, hotels and bars to let us know if they notice anything which could suggest exploitation, trafficking or any other form of child abuse
Training sessions are also being held for taxi firms, licensed premises, Council staff and other front line workers to raise awareness of CSE and how to report concerns. Please visit the Safer Derbyshire Website for more information: http://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/cse
We are aware that agencies cannot be effective by working alone and we need the support of the local communities in helping to identify problems and formulate appropriate solutions. Local communities also need to be involved in local crime prevention activities we undertake. For example, by taking up the crime prevention (1.67mb) advice provided.
Local Strategic Partnership
The Bolsover Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) was formed in 2001. It is a partnership that brings together the main service providers and agencies from across Bolsover District in an effort to drive local regeneration and service improvement. This means that the public, private, community and voluntary sectors can work together for the benefit of the District.
The Bolsover Partnership has produced its latest annual report (1.66MB) for 2015/16 that highlights what they have achieved and been involved in for the past year.
North Midlands - Devolution Deal
Deal document sets out devolution benefits
The benefits of devolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are set out in detail as the deal document (5MB) is published for the first time today (Tuesday 5 January 2016).
Some of the benefits that devolution would deliver include 55,000 new jobs, 77,000 extra homes and a 30-year investment fund.
D2N2 is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and consists of representatives from local authorities and businesses.
It is one of the largest LEPs in England covering an area with a population of over 2 million people and economic output of over £36 billion.
D2N2 has a clear vision and strategy in place to guide its work in boosting the local economy.
Sheffield City Region
Sheffield City Region
The Sheffield City Region has a diverse economy comprising a dynamic core city, important towns and market towns, fabulous countryside and a significant rural economy. The City Region encompasses more than 1.8 million people and approximately 700,000 jobs.
The City Region is located at the strategic heart of the country. It is comprised of the nine local authority areas of Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield. The Sheffield City Region's economy has an output of more than £24.7 billion pounds per year and contains approximately 55,000 businesses.
It has a broad and mixed economic base. The following sectors are important in driving future growth, jobs and success:
Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Statement of Accounts:
The Strategic Alliance was formed in April 2011 with our neighbours North East Derbyshire District Council aimed at cutting costs, pooling and sharing our expertise and providing, where appropriate, joint services that deliver cost savings as well as better, more efficient and effective services for our residents.
However, one important thing to note is that both councils have committed to keeping their political, geographical and administrative boundaries.
An initial three-year joint target was agreed to seek £1.5M of savings and as of summer 2012, we have achieved two thirds of this target. But how have we done this?
Well, one of the first things we did was appoint a Joint Chief Executive, who then in turn formulated his Strategic Alliance Management Team (Joint Directors and a third tier of Joint Assistant Directors. We have also implemented joint service reviews involving the garge and fleet services and environmental health, introduced a joint kerbside recycling scheme 'the burgundy bin' as well as looking at how we could streamline other services and activities both council's are involved in.
To help you all undertstand and get a better picture of what was done and when, we produce an Annual Review that highlights the achievements in that particular year and to date, as well as what is planned for the future.
Strategic Alliance Joint Committee
The Strategic Alliance is overseen by a Joint Committee comprised of 18 members (nine from each council) and is politically balanced in line with legislative requirements. The members of the Committee are:
North East Derbyshire District Council
Chairmanship of the Joint Committee will alternate annually between the two councils. Meetings of the Joint Committee are open to the public except where items contain confidential or exempt information.
In an effort to promote Bolsover District as a tourist destination we are part of the Visit Peak District & Derbyshire Destination Management Partnership (DMP) The DMP is the official voice for tourism in the Peak District and Derbyshire and their remit is to help increase occupancy levels for quality accommodation providers and attract more customers to visitor attractions, venues, restaurants shops and events.
The partnership is funded by all the local authorities in the Peak District & Derbyshire area, through its tourism business members and through commercial sponsorship from a number of bodies and associations. The tourist board are now based at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce at Chesterfield.
The Visit Peak District team is based in Buxton and comprises experienced tourism specialists and marketing experts from local authorities. The team is also supported by area tourism managers from around the county.
The DMP board, which meets six times yearly, is a highly proactive team which brings together a mix of people from both public and private sector interests in tourism.