The importance of team bonds
Tracie Evans ponders the challenge of managing multiple contracted companies working on a single programme. She concludes that KPIs are important to success, but making sure the client makes time for collaborative work is even more crucial.
Enfield’s world class development plan
By retaining control of the £6bn Meridian Water project, Enfield LBC will be able to ensure it meets the needs of residents – speeding up delivery of new jobs and homes, writes Sarah Cary
Oxfordshire councils to extend joint working arrangements
Two councils are considering extending their working partnership in a move they hope will trigger a ‘broader conversation’ on local government organisation.
Avoiding fiscal risks - and 'daddy dragon' moments
Tracie Evans says her 'daddy dragon' of the week is not Brexit but the question of what is the optimum number of contractors needed to deliver a very complex organisational transformation.
Celebrating apprenticeships’ success in West Lancashire
West Lancashire BC has exceeded the Government's target for facilitating new apprenticeships. Kim Webber explains how this will help the council deliver its ambitions.
A solid partnership was key to the new vision for Bracknell
A ‘solid public-private partnership’ was critical to making the masterplan for Bracknell’s transformation work, says Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker.
Eleven heads in Herts are better than one for public health
A strong partnership of 11 local authorities in Hertfordshire including the public health department in the county council has together delivered more than 213 public health projects, says Ciceley Scarborough.
FoI should be extended to providers
The Information Commissioner believes contractors providing services to the public sector should be subject to the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act. Michael Burton also comes down on the side of us being able to monitor how they spend our money.
Liverpool housing plans killed by legal challenge
A deal between Liverpool City Council and Redrow Homes to build luxury properties on the fringes of a park is 'dead’ after a legal challenge, mayor Joe Anderson has admitted.
When making commercialisation part of your organisation, Anthony Roche of North Hertfordshire DC asks if you should focus on having the right culture, structure or strategy.
Dealing with domestic abuse
Tackling persistent domestic violence and abuse through local collaboration is one of the top priorities of the Sutton Plan, explain Mary Morrissey and Steve Tucker
Partnerships in Places
Alex Bailey outlines his ‘Golden rules’ to avoiding the bruises of place-based partnerships.
The five steps to joint working
Prof Malcolm Morley gives his views on how to make joint working situations – whether in the public or private sector – work for you.
Chief executive appointed to head new partnership
Oxfordshire CC and Cherwell DC have appointed Yvonne Rees as their joint chief executive.
Barnet to review outsourcing partnership with Capita
Barnet LBC is considering taking seven services back in-house, under a review of its outsourcing partnership with Capita.