More than ever, local authorities are working with external organisations to deliver public services. These public, private, community and third-sector partnerships allow local authorities to draw on outside expertise and provide vital public services at a time when there is pressure to reduce spending.
Partnerships are used on different scales by all local authorities across all areas of provision: our 2013 report, Doing More with Less, started to explore some of these examples. A prominent case here in the Capital is the London Borough of Barnet, which recently entered into the UK’s largest local authority partnership, the £130m Re (Regional Enterprise Ltd) joint venture with Capita. Re will run council functions including planning and development management and regeneration.
From galvanising community to full-out commissioning, there is significant scope for innovation in this rapidly evolving area. As these partnerships become ever-more essential to the effective delivery of public services, Future of London will examine best practice across London and from the Netherlands, in conjunction with the Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB), a Dutch provider of public sector executive education and an independent centre of applied research.
Local authority partnerships: London and the Netherlands
Date: Tuesday, June 17th, 3.30-5.00pm
Venue: City Hall, Committee Room 3
This timely seminar will look at innovative approaches to local authority partnerships in practice in London and the Netherlands. Together with NSOB, we will hear first-hand from UK and Dutch local government practitioners with experience of using partnerships to deliver housing, regeneration, community safety and transport projects.
Speaking at this event will be:
- Andrew Savege, Head of Regeneration, Morgan Sindall
- Mark Wiltshire, Head of Regulatory Services & Community Safety, LB Ealing
- Adam Driscoll, Infrastructure Planning and Delivery Manager, LB Barnet
- Nnenna Urum-Eke, Housing Regeneration Manager, LB Southwark
- René Tap, Partnerships Manager, Hague Municipality
- Jet Smit, Senior Safety Advisor, City of Utrecht
- Aschwin van Reij, Head of Street Management, Hague Municipality
The seminar will be followed by drinks and networking.
This event is free to attend but registration is required. To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will confirm if you have secured a place.