“We are all constantly striving to achieve clarity in all communications.”
Helen Holland, Bristol Evening Post, 16 February 2008
By reviewing the Corporate Plan at the same time as the review of the Bristol Partnership’s Sustainable Community Strategy (please see Appendix 1 to this report) we can ensure that we are influencing that strategy and that there is good alignment between the longer term vision or the city and the actions we are going to take in the next three years. This will place us in a stronger position in the negotiations we are now entering into for the new Local Area Agreement (LAA) One of the criticisms of the Round 3 LAA was that the national agenda over dominated the choice of targets. We are determined this time that the LAA will better reflect our priorities and that it will be what it is meant to be: a delivery plan for the Sustainable Community Strategy.
Helen Holland, State of the City Debate (pdf), 15 January 2008