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Outline Of The Partnership

"Charnwood Together", the Local Strategic Partnership for Charnwood is a voluntary, non-executive partnership. This means we are non profit making and work together to help improve life and work in the Borough.

We have been going since January 2002 and our membership includes local councils, public service providers and statutory agencies, businesses, voluntary organisations and the local community, with the aim of improving public services and promoting the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Borough. Our vision is to

To improve the quality of life for everyone living and working in Charnwood.

The Partnership is led by a Board of representatives from local agencies and organisations with a Network & Development Forum whose role is to hold the Board accountable for implementation of the strategy and its regular review. The Forum is open to all groups and organisations in the Borough.

One of our main roles is to encourage and support the delivery of what is known as the Sustainable Community Strategy. This is a document that has been devloped and reviewed over the years. The current strategy launched in 2008 has been written using lots of information gathered from all the partners including Primary Care Trust, Police and the Council as well as from local groups including Parish and Town Councils. We have used this informtion to identify the key issues that all the places in Charnwood deal with from education to employment, access to services to crime and much more.

The partnership was initiated by Charnwood Borough Council following Government guidance and encouragement that all local authorities should consider a Local Community Strategy.