That BVPIs should in normal circumstances be specified for sufficient time to generate a pattern of year-on-year data; That the Government should create as much synergy as possible between its various policy initiatives for local government, for example between the National PSA for Local Government and best value; That effective indicators of broad outcome, which reflect partnership working between best value authorities and other stakeholders, must be developed as quickly as possible.
The changes coming throughout the process of valuation are always a must to occur in the entire process. After getting a brief idea of all the needs of people a person can very easily go for what all posts are completely essential and prior to the needs of the clients that have been coming. We believe that the changes proposed for the coming year will, when finalised, make a sound contribution to the quest for greater coherence and stability, particularly in the way that the Government sets targets for local government.
We are proposing to no longer require metropolitan district councils to measure and report on BV102 -Passenger Journeys per year on Local Buses. In addition to this indicator, we are proposing to set the PTAs a number of corporate health indictors that assess the health and capacity of these organisations. The requirement to deliver 2% efficiency gains through best value is also a fundamental requirement of the PSA process.
Every person uses different ways of working in the entire process of Valuations SA and the difference of opinion occurring between two people can many times lead to various types of problems for the people working in it. This has been a source of confusion and we are anxious to ensure that a practical means of assessing this is available, both for authorities themselves and for Inspectors and external auditors. Research commissioned by the Government has focussed on using a broad basket of BVPIs and other contextual information to find a qualitative methodology for assessing cost effectiveness.
Ambitious aims to give young people in deprived areas opportunities to develop creativity in learning and to take part in a wide range of cultural activities were to be realized by placing creativity, imagination and innovative thinking at the heart of every child’s experience at school. Learn more : Adelaide Property Valuers
In the south east the two new areas – Hastings and East Sussex, and Southampton with the Isle of Wight – will join thriving existing Creative Partnerships in East Kent and Slough, where long term relationships have been fostered between young people and arts organisations and cultural and creative industries. Both of these Creative Partnerships have developed innovative and varied programmes providing children, young people, teachers and youth workers, with increased access to a wide range of stimulating artistic and creative activity.
In Slough more than 50 projects in the first year have engaged young people and teachers in exciting partnerships with visual artists, sculptors, film and television professionals, designers, theatre companies such as Wildcard, Oxfordshire Touring Theatre, and Box Clever and orchestras such as the Orchestra of St John’s and the London Philharmonic. For Creative Horizons CP worked in partnership with Slough Arts Development, Heart of Slough, Thames Valley University and the Slough Education Action Zone to stage a showcase for creativity in the workplace, raising teenagers’ aspirations about employment.
School children in East Kent have made similar valuable artistic links, including taking part in Europhonix – a sound mapping project that took them to France with musician Robert Jarvis to map their environment and give a unique cross-Channel performance on Eurostar. However, while the Creative Partnership Programme is a huge national programme, it only reaches a relatively small proportion of schools and young people in the region. We therefore place much emphasis on developing complementary partnerships with local (education) authorities right across the region, and intend to expand that programme to benefit children and young people both within and outside formal education.