Positive feedback on our vision and Aspirations For Communities

Strong leadership, aspirational goals, partnership working and a clear grasp of financial challenges are some of the things highlighted in an independent review of the county council.

This was the feedback from a Local Government Association Peer Challenge in September which concluded that the county council was “ambitious” and had a “good understanding of the communities that it is working for. The review team also found that although the council faced difficult decisions it was prepared for this.

This is really encouraging news and the review was a great opportunity to get real constructive feedback about what is working well at the council and what could be done better. I am pleased the review highlighted much of the good work already underway and, at the very heart of this, the positive attitude and enthusiasm of our staff.

As I have blogged about many times before, local councils are in unprecedented financial times and it is an absolute testament to employees that this review recognised the council has a clear grasp on the financial situation and still has a drive to deliver our aspirations for Staffordshire people.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sitting down and looking through the recommendations to see where further improvements can be made. You can read the full peer challenge here.

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