SLDC hosts huge partnership working event
11 July 2012
South Lakeland District Council is hosting a
partnership working event on 13 July 2012 at 9.15am at Kendal
College Conference Room, Kendal.
The event will bring together key
organisations across South Lakeland who will work together to
improve services and working in local communities.
Speakers at the event include South Lakeland
MP Tim Farron who will discuss the importance of organisations
working together to improve the lives of South Lakeland
Communities. Other speakers will be Chief Inspector Gordon
Rutherford from Cumbria Constabulary, who will discuss local
policing, and Dominic Harrison, director of Public Health at
Blackburn with Darwen Council, who will discuss maximising citizen
benefits with health outcomes.
SLDC Leader, Cllr Peter Thornton, who will
open and close the event, said: “Partnership working is vital in
providing our communities with the services and improvements they
need. By bringing together key organisations we are working with we
can discuss not only our successes but also the challenges we face
and how we overcome them.
“Response to the event has been excellent and
we have over 150 delegates attending so it should be a lively event
with plenty of debate.”
The event will address a need to provide SLDC
Councillors and officers with more information about the Localism
agenda and what it means for them in relation to Local Area
Partnership work. It will showcase the success of partnership
working across South Lakeland and demonstrate how district
priorities are linked across Cumbria.
The event is aimed at members of County,
District and Parish councils and key partners. The event will
be supported by a number of exhibition stands providing information
for members and partners to share and there will also be
opportunities to network.