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Future of Public Sector Partnerships
Response received from Phil Woolas MP
Letter sent on 10 January 2006 from the Chairman to David Miliband MP
Association represents all 15 local authorities in Hampshire and the Isle of
Wight together with the Fire and Rescue Authority, Police Authority and Town and
Parish Council Associations.
its meeting on 25 November 2005, Members agreed to write in support of
representations made to you by the Surrey Local Government Association on the
future of public sector partnerships.
are observing with profound misgivings the continuing reviews which are
rearranging boundaries and administrative structures in the public sector across
the country. These are happening in a completely uncoordinated way with the
gravest of implications for the delivery of ‘joined-up’ services in our
LGA prepared a short paper which set out its concerns in more detail. It is
attached with this letter (annex PDF
document). A possible solution is set out in a set of principles which, if
applied to every review undertaken, would go some considerable way to solving
the problems which we foresee.
are disappointed that these concerns are not addressed in your latest
consultation about “Local Strategic Partnerships – Shaping their Future” (ODPM
We should very much appreciate your support in persuading other Government departments of the importance of developing local partnerships when considering local re-organisations.
Last update: 04/08/2008