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LGA Corporate Peer Challenge

In July 2023, South Holland District Council welcomed Local Government Association colleagues to the authority as part of a Peer Challenge.

Peer Challenges are always an important process in supporting the development and improvement of Councils. They are not inspections but a way for Councils to share best practice and experience and to provide renewed focus. The Peers to take learning back with them following their visit.

The peer team made up of both Councillors and Officers considered the following five themes which form the core components of all Corporate Peer Challenges and are areas all critical to councils' performance and improvement:

1.      Local Priorities and Outcomes

2.      Organisational and Place Leadership

3.      Governance and Culture

4.      Financial planning and management

5.      Capacity for Improvement

In addition, the council asked the peer team to provide feedback on Assets, Corporate Strategy and Cultural Change.

Following the Challenge, South Holland District Council's Cabinet has agreed an action plan to take forward the recommendations. As part of the development of the action plan a joint meeting of the Council's scrutiny committees took place and there were no proposed amendments to the action plan as a result of their discussion.  

Below you can find the LGA Peer Challenge Report and recommendations as well as the Council's agreed Action Plan.