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Town Centre Partnerships »
We found widespread support for council involvement in town centre partnerships. We identified good practice principles for town centre management and examined the success of the various arrangements used in the borough.
Ashfield: neighbourhood warden service »
The review aimed to give Members a clearer picture of the Warden Service with a focus on its long term funding requirements.
Stoke-on-Trent: community halls »
This review looked at community halls in the city - how they work, who uses them and how they can develop.
Bedford: Support for the Voluntary and Community Sector »
A review of Bedford Borough Councils support for the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Nottingham: area working »
This task and finish panel was re-established to examine the extent to which revised terms of reference for Nottingham City Council's nine Area Committees had been implemented.
Tamworth: voluntary and community sector funding framework »
A review of the Council's framework for funding voluntary and community sector organisations.
Bristol: sustaining voluntary sector organisations »
to explore the need for a corporate framework to determine the aims, strategic direction and co-ordination of the Councils relationship with voluntary organisations.
Bromsgrove: culture and community services »
The role of the Culture and Community Task Group was to investigate whether Culture and Community Services provides value for money to residents living in the District.
Sandwell: Council for Voluntary Organisations »
A review of Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).
Middlesbrough: one step at a time »
The overall aim of the Scrutiny Investigation was to assess the Street Warden Service in relation to its operational arrangements, funding of the service and its financial sustainability.
Bassetlaw: parish charter »
Panel Members scrutinised if the development of a Parish Charter would be beneficial to both Parish Councils and the District Council, and to examine what support can be offered to Parish Councils wishing to pursue Quality Parish Council status.
Swansea: review of council's compact with the voluntary and community sector »
This review seeks to develop the Council's partnership with the voluntary and community sector by looking at the proposals in a recent report produced by Ben Reynolds Consulting Ltd. The Reynolds Report provided a comprehensive review of the Compact (the Council's partnership with the voluntary and community sector) and included evidence gathering from a wide range of stakeholders and a series of recommendations.
Hartlepool: withdrawal of European Structural Funding to the voluntary sector within Hartlepool »
The overall aim of the scrutiny investigation was to examine the issue of the Withdrawal of European Structural Funding to the Voluntary Sector within Hartlepool and the potential impact this would have across the town.
Telford: Community Support Officers (CSOs) »
The Council contributes some funding to the local CSO scheme, which the Police manages. Members chose to review the effectiveness of CSOs in the Borough and to evaluate the partnership approach adopted.
Durham: community buildings »
A project looking at the condition and use of Community Buildings in County Durham.
Stoke-on-Trent: social enterprise »
We explored what social enterprise is and how it can help the Council to improve services and increase enterprise activity.
Hillingdon: community cohesion »
This review was requested in a Council motion following the 2006 elections. The review took evidence from the Police Borough Commander; PCT Chief Executive; voluntary, community and religious groups; and Council officers.
Brent: voluntary sector funding »
This report outlines the work, findings and recommendations of the Overview & Scrutiny task group into Voluntary Sector Funding
Oxfordshire: Oxfordshire Partnership and LAA »
The council is required to play a community leadership role to ensure many different organisations agree shared priorities to improve local services.
Wakefield: Neighbourhood Policing and Partnership Arrangements »
The review aimed to examine the role of neighbourhood policing in reducing crime and the fear of crime and improve the partnership between all agencies involved in local policing issues.
Newcastle: The Potential for Extending Neighbourhood Working into Neighbourhood Management »
A working group of scrutiny members discussed and researched the potential for growth in our existing neighbourhood arrangements in Newcastle.
Ealing: neighbourhood governance »
A review of the neighbourhood governance arrangements in LB Ealing, including the operation of the Area Committees
Tameside: the strategic effectiveness of the voluntary and community sector »
The aim of the review was to provide a picture of the current and potential role of the sector in addressing local issues in partnership with the Local Strategic Partnership.
Stoke: identifying community needs in shelton »
The Council released an area of land to a community group for development of a mosque and community centre subject to agreement ensuring community facilities will be available to all. Overview & scrutiny decided to be pro-active and undertook work to identify the community requirements in the Shelton area of the City