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Council welcomes LGA report

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The building blocks are in place for Charnwood Borough Council to achieve its ambitions, according to a new report.

The Local Government Association, which produced the report following a three-day visit to the Council, says the authority is serving its community well and has much to be proud of.

The report contains a series of recommendations to help the Council “grasp the tremendous opportunities” ahead. They include reviewing its long term vision for the borough and its priorities and playing a more prominent role on a regional level.

Council leader Jonathan Morgan said: “We were delighted to take part in the LGA Peer Challenge and we welcome this report.

“It acknowledges we are serving our community well and have well-run and customer-focused services.

“The report makes a number of recommendations and Cabinet and senior management will be looking at implementing them.

“We will be reviewing our long-term vision for Charnwood and making sure that it aligns with our strategies to help create an exceptionally strong organisation which can continue to lead the borough forward.”

As part of the Peer Challenge, several senior officers and councillors from other authorities across the country spent three days at Charnwood. They interviewed dozens of staff and representatives from the Council’s partner organisations as well as reviewing its policies.

Many other councils have undertaken a similar exercise and the aim is to help authorities improve.

Read the full report