The Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Challenge provides a great opportunity for Mendip District Council to learn from colleagues in other local authorities. The Peer Challenge process involves a small team of local government peers, who understand the challenges and opportunities facing local government, spending time at the council to provide challenge and share learning.
Mendip and TownsMendip residents and businesses are central to everything we do and we are committed to improving the health, wellbeing and prosperity of our community. In response to reductions in funding and changes in government policy, we have continued to find different and new ways of working. We have become more innovative in the way that we do business and deliver services. We have a strong track record of working in partnership with other service providers and we know that we have some key priorities in common with them. We have further built on opportunities to work with partners in both public and private sectors, including through the development of the Shape Mendip Hub and collaborative projects, allowing us to deliver better outcomes for our community and increase value for money.
We have achieved a great deal, embraced significant change and are continuing to transform. We think that now is a good time to take stock and so we will be welcoming the LGA Peer Challenge Team at the end of February 2017. After their visit they will produce a report which will provide constructive feedback our strengths and areas where we could improve and develop further. We will publish this report on this web page.
Peer challenge involves a small team of local government peers spending time at the council to provide challenge and share learning.
Mendip is a rural district situated in the north of the county of Somerset, covering an area of 738 square kilometres and containing five principal settlements: Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Street and Wells (which is actually a city; the smallest in England).
The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972.
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