Corporate Peer Challenge

Stratford-on-Avon District Council asked for a peer review from the Local Government Association (LGA) involving leading councillors and senior officers from other councils across the country to help further improve the council's work. Peer challenges are provided by the LGA at no cost as part of their improvement programme. The process is designed to be forward-looking and problem-solving. It is not a form of inspection and does not rank or score the council.

The team that visited in March 2017 was:

  • Antoinette Jackson, Chief Executive, Cambridge City Council
  • Cllr Tony Jackson, Executive Member, East Hertfordshire District Council
  • Stephen Hill, Strategic Director, Dorset Councils Partnership
  • Joanne Wagstaffe, Director of Finance, Watford BC and Three Rivers DC
  • Peter Rentell, LGA Peer Challenge Manager
  • Patrick Ransom, LGA National Graduate, Westminster City Council

The five areas focused on are as follows:

  • Understanding of the local place and priority setting
  • Leadership of Place
  • Organisational leadership and governance
  • Financial planning and viability
  • Capacity to deliver

The Corporate Peer Challenge report highlights positive findings and offers recommendations on how the council can move forward and help shape the future of the local authority.

Last updated on 15/06/2018

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