- The LOIP is not an aspirational statement for the future but a document which takes into account the needs of communities.
- There needs to be clear understanding that the LOIP is a shared document between the Council and all partners.
- Stirling partners have had discussions around the content of the first draft of the LOIP, highlighting there should be a more in-depth focus and reference to the college and university, the city region deal, inclusive growth and place-based work.
- What are your views, in principle, on proposed governance arrangements?
- Are there any elements you would change? State why and what’s the alternative?
- What do you think of the broad remits?
- What would you amend and why? There was broad overall support for the proposed arrangements, the group shared their thoughts and ideas about improving.
Outcomes of part one:
- The CPP Leadership Group agreed to continue to provide strategic direction and leadership for the Partnership.
- Four area based ‘Place Based Partnerships’ will be established to enhance community participation and development.
- There was agreement that the existing thematic partnerships would continue in the short term but would be reviewed to see how they link into the new CPP approach and would be streamlined if possible.
- Performance will be reported through the LOIP reporting framework (PHAR).
- Broad remits of the four new place based partnerships (Urban North, Urban South, Rural North and Rural South) were proposed.
- Benefits of the proposed structure were identified.
- With regard to the remits, the Leadership Group suggested that communities and people could be represented in the governance structure to emphasise the participative nature of the proposals.
For the second part of the workshop, the Leadership group were invited to consider the following:
- Are you (or your host organisation) willing to develop a joint participation plan?
- Are you (or your host organisation) willing to develop a joint communications strategy?
- Are you (or your host organisation) willing to enter into discussions on taking forward joint resourcing?
Again, the feedback was positive. The Leadership Group agreed that it should seek to develop a joint participation plan to ensure a coherent approach across the Partnership, whilst at the same time exploiting the opportunities that will come from utilising the existing expertise and skills around community engagement and participation in partner organisations.
There was also agreement around developing effective communications. However, thought needs to be given as to the most appropriate mechanism to engage with all communities.
The Leadership Group also agreed to develop an approach to joint resourcing. There is a recognition that the outcomes within the LOIP cannot be achieved unless all partner agencies are able to contribute.