An ambitious plan designed to ensure communities in the East Riding are healthy, thriving, safe and prosperous has been updated.
The East Riding Local Strategic Partnership, which includes the council, Humberside Police, the NHS, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Humberside Probation Trust and the voluntary sector, works to improve the quality of life of residents.
To help achieve this, the Local Strategic Partnership produces a community plan for the area, known as Our East Riding 2006-16.
The plan, which links all the services delivered by Local Strategic Partnership members, is checked to ensure that action is being taken to deliver the plan’s ambitions, such as making sure children and young people are happy, healthy, confident and safe and that older people enjoy healthy and independent lives, and that the plan itself is regularly reviewed to check that it continues to meet the needs of residents.
Councillor Jonathan Owen, portfolio holder for transformation and strategic partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Whilst not every resident will be aware of the Community Plan, I would recommend that they take time to have a look at the document. It reflects, in an easy to read style, the huge efforts that the council and its partners, in a time of financial austerity, are taking to ensure that essential valued services continue to be delivered effectively and efficiently in a closely co-ordinated manner.”
John Skidmore, interim director of corporate strategy and commissioning, added: “The plan provides an effective response to the reductions in funding experienced by partners and reflects changes in relation to both Government policy and organisational structures.
“In addition to its existing priorities, the plan will also focus on the impact of climate change, reducing the risk of flooding, carbon reduction and the aim for all East Riding schools to be judged good or better in the next three years.”
The Community Plan can be viewed on the council’s website at www.eastriding.gov.uk or for more information, contact Carl Duck, LSP manager, on (01482) 391424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org