The North West Partnership Board is a collaborative meeting of the five North West Fire and Rescue Authority’s which include, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.
Each Authority appoints three Elected Members to sit on the Board which consists of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Leader of the Opposition. Cumbria County Council appoints just two Elected Members which include Portfolio Holder and Vice Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Local Services.
The Board was created in early2011 (following the dissolution of the North West Regional Management Board), with the first meeting taking place on 30th March 2011. The aim of the Board is to influence the effectiveness and efficiency of Service activities to deliver value, the objectives include:-
Develop the sharing of best practice from across the North West and beyond to influence future business;
Encourage the provision of sustainable and increasingly efficient prevention, protection and intervention services to reduce overall risk;
Influence the implementation of value led strategies on a localised basis;
Provide the platform for continuing collaboration between North West Fire and Rescue Services to promote increasing value in all aspects of service delivery;
Lobby key internal and external partners to improve fire and rescue service policies and processes;
To lead continuous improvement through delivery of a sector led, peer reviewed approach.
The Board will achieve this by:
Receiving presentations which highlight best practice from both within and outside the region;
Understanding and supporting a programme of work which underpins service collaboration;
Communicating successes to key political and organisational stakeholders;
Providing a vehicle to cooperate and coordinate efforts to meet statutory obligations and remain compliant;
Acting as a repository to facilitate shared learning and continuous improvement
The Board’s key areas of work include:
Operations and Resilience;
Corporate Services and Sector Improvement;
Prevention and Protection;
The Board meets quarterly with the Annual General Meeting taking place at the third meeting of each calendar year.
For more information on the North West Partnership Board please contact Adele Forster at North West Fire Control Ltd on Tel: 01925 713170, email: firstname.lastname@example.org