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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council welcomes review team

Published on Thursday, 16th September 2021

Cllr Kristofer wilson

NBBC calls in an LGA team to help review its current work

 

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has invited a review team from the Local Government Association (LGA) to check on progress at the Warwickshire authority.

The Council called in a review team from the national body following the formation of a new Conservative administration after May’s local elections.

The Local Government Association peer review will involve leading councillors and senior officers from other councils across the country helping improve the Council’s work.

The LGA review team will visit Nuneaton and Bedworth during week commencing Monday 20 September to meet staff and councillors as well as local businesses and other organisations, and will help review processes, policies and practice at the Council.

The LGA states that peer challenge is one of the key tools to support improvement nationally. It is designed to be forward-looking and problem-solving, is not a form of inspection and does not rank or score the Council.

Their team will spend a number of days working with the Council in order to produce a report containing recommendations for future action for the organisation to consider.

Explained Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Kristofer Wilson: “Our focus is that this Council concentrates all its energy on improving lives for people in the Borough, whether they live, work or visit Nuneaton and Bedworth. Yes, we need to celebrate our successes, but we need to always be striving to find where we can do better for the residents we serve.

“That includes standing up for the Nuneaton and Bedworth community locally, regionally and nationally, and ensuring our own services are the best they can be. This review is an important step in the new Conservative administration identifying existing good practice in this Council, as well as areas for improvement.

“Whilst the previous Labour administration always refused to have a Peer Review, this new Conservative administration looks forward to having open and constructive discussions with officers of the Council and the review team about the best way forward for this Council, and value the time and input that everyone gives to this process.

“The Peer Review team’s report will be reported to Cabinet in due course, and we look forward to getting to work on any recommendations they might bring forward.

 

“Bringing in the LGA Peer Review is more evidence that under the Conservatives there is a new broom going through the Council and that we are putting the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth first in our mission to unlock our Borough’s potential.”