Delivering our ambitious goals is going to be a major challenge in the current economic climate.
We believe that partnership working is the key to making this happen.
Delivering our ambitious goals is going to be a major challenge in the current economic climate and we believe that partnership working is the key to making this happen. Some of our priorities require significant external investment, such as transport, flood defences and affordable housing, while other issues like creating stronger and safer communities and improving public health are cross-cutting in nature and cannot be tackled effectively by a single organisation. Working in partnership also provides opportunities to pool resources and expertise to achieve best value while at the same time helping to increase resilience, particularly in specialised areas.
One of the key mechanisms which we use to support partnership working is Boston Area Partnership (BAP) which includes key partners such as Boston College and Boston Mayflower Limited, our main social housing provider. The partnership is administered by the borough council and meets quarterly to share information, co-ordinate activity and to identify gaps where partnership working could 'add value'.
BAP is underpinned by other key local partnerships, particularly the Boston Strategic Health Group and the East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership.
Recent partnership projects include the £2.5 Boston Market Place, 'Grow2Eat', Haven Barrier and Boston in Bloom.
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