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  1. Q. What is a Local Strategic Partnership?
  2. Q. What is a Local Area Agreement?
  3. Q. What is a Local Development Framework?
  4. Q. What is a Sustainable Community Strategy?
  5. Q. What is a County Local Committee?
  6. Q. How often does the Local Strategic Partnership meet?
  7. Q. What is a Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership?
  1. Q. What is a Local Strategic Partnership?

    A. All Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) are umbrella bodies that bring together organisations from public, private, community and voluntary sectors in a local authority area. The key objective of an LSP is to improve the social, environmental and economic well-being in that area, recognising that many of the issues facing communities are interrelated, and that it requires the cooperation of a range of agencies and organisations to work towards cross-cutting targets and strategies. Local Strategic Partnerships develop Sustainable Community Strategies which are the key strategic documents for an area and its partners. Sustainable Community Strategies contain a long-term sustainable vision for the area and coordinated plans so that different organisations' initiatives, programmes and services support each other and work together.


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  2. Q. What is a Local Area Agreement?

    A. Local Area Agreements (LAAs) set out the priorities for a local area agreed between central government and a local area (the local authority and Local Strategic Partnership) and other key partners at the local level. LAAs simplify some central funding, help join up public services more effectively and allow greater flexibility for local solutions to local circumstances. In Chichester the Local Area Agreement is agreed at West Sussex County Council level. LAAs are helping to devolve decision making, move away from a 'Whitehall knows best' philosophy and reduce bureaucracy. LAAs are about what sort of place you want to live in. They set out the local priorities that will make your community a better place to be; they have been negotiated between all the main public sector organisations in your area, in this case West Sussex County Council and central Government.


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  3. Q. What is a Local Development Framework?

    A. The Local Development Framework (LDF) is a constantly evolving portfolio of Local Development Documents which will provide the local planning authority's policies for meeting the community's economic, environmental, and social aims for the future of the area where this affects the development use of land.


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  4. Q. What is a Sustainable Community Strategy?

    A. Sustainable community strategies (SCS) are key long-term planning documents for improving the quality of life and services in a local area. Every local authority is expected to have an SCS - developed and agreed with its local strategic partnership.


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  5. Q. What is a County Local Committee?

    A. In West Sussex there are 70 County Councillors elected to represent their local communities. County Local Committees are the County Council's approach to involving local residents in decision making. They aim to bring County Councillors closer to local people and you closer to the County Council.


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  6. Q. How often does the Local Strategic Partnership meet?

    A. The core group of the partnership meets on a quarterly basis. While the Wider partnership meets holds two conferences a year.


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  7. Q. What is a Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership?

    A. The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act (amended by the Police Reform Act 2002 and The Crime and Disorder Act Review published January 2006) placed a requirement on a range of organisations to work in partnership to create a three year Community Safety Strategy and Crime Audit this will now be an annual Strategic Assessment and a rolling three year Partnership Plan.


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