The first South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership Sub-regional Strategy - a collective alignment of priorities, aims and ambitions - has been approved by Boston Borough Council, East Lindsey District Council and South Holland District Council.
The approval of the strategy for 2024/25 - 2028/29 reflects the original business case of the Partnership which identified opportunities for greater alignment and collective working on strategic issues that are common for all the councils.
The Partnership - which is the largest of its kind in the country - formed in 2021 projecting savings of £42m over 10 years through more efficient ways of working, including sharing services. Since being formed, the Partnership has attracted more than £180m in external funding to support services and investment in communities.
By working together, the Partnership has also resulted in a greater influence for the Councils at a regional and national level.
The strategy is the next natural step for the Partnership and replaces each sovereign council's corporate strategy.
The bold and ambitious partnership of councils seeks to further joint working on key priorities as well as still addressing issues of local importance for each council area.
The Partnership priorities
The priorities for the Partnership as identified in the strategy are:
- Growth and Prosperity
- Healthy Lives
- Safe and Resilient
The strategy also sets a corporate priority focussing on efficiency and effectiveness.
The document was approved following a period of public consultation as well as engagement with businesses and town and parish councils. The consultation was overwhelmingly in favour of the four Partnership strategic priorities.
The full strategy can be downloaded at the bottom of this page: