Birmingham Strategic Partnership
Birmingham's Citywide Strategic Partnership
has had some problems, but I now feel that things are starting to move in the right direction.
There are many issues that need different bodies to work together. The best route to achieving this is through what is called "partnership working". In the past the City's Citywide Strategic Partnership has been dominated by vague discussions about strategies - with the usual problem with the bureaucracy of strategies having the ability to undermine action.
We have now managed to clarify the objectives of the Strategic Partnership and also clarify the membership (and broaden it slightly).