Tri-council project delivers better value for the resident’s of shropshire

Shropshire Council, Staffordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council officially launched the Tri-Council project at the LGA Conference in Birmingham.
All three councils are currently working on transformation programmes in their authority and will now work together to improve the services they provide, save money and share best practice.
The three councils will work together on five key areas: economic growth and connectivity - including broadband and local transport; fostering, adoption and residential care; education services to schools; IT; and contract management and procurement.
Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council, said: “Each of the three councils is already a leader in a number of fields –Staffordshire in health sector collaboration, Worcestershire in property management and Shropshire in children’s services and community development.  
“This partnership will enable us all to deliver high-quality services and value for money to our residents, despite severe constraints on our funding.
“We have to think differently and I truly believe that by working closely with our partners in Worcestershire and Staffordshire, we can all deliver better outcomes for local people.”
He said the three councils together spend over £725m a year and combining this buying power would mean the authorities would rival many multinational companies and help drive down costs of goods and services to give residents greater value for money.

Shropshire Council, Staffordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council officially launched the Tri-Council project at the LGA Conference in Birmingham.All three councils are currently working on transformation programmes in their authority and will now work together to improve the services they provide, save money and share best practice.The three councils will work together on five key areas: economic growth and connectivity - including broadband and local transport; fostering, adoption and residential care; education services to schools; IT; and contract management and procurement.Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council, said: “Each of the three councils is already a leader in a number of fields –Staffordshire in health sector collaboration, Worcestershire in property management and Shropshire in children’s services and community development.  “This partnership will enable us all to deliver high-quality services and value for money to our residents, despite severe constraints on our funding.“We have to think differently and I truly believe that by working closely with our partners in Worcestershire and Staffordshire, we can all deliver better outcomes for local people.”He said the three councils together spend over £725m a year and combining this buying power would mean the authorities would rival many multinational companies and help drive down costs of goods and services to give residents greater value for money.