The Bassetlaw Local Strategic Partnership (BLSP)
is a joining of organisations that operate within the Bassetlaw
These organisations originate from the public
sector, voluntary and community sector and from the business
Representatives from all of these organisations
have undertaken to have regular meetings to discuss issues around
service delivery in the District and how this can be improved.
The BLSP consists of eight themes:
- Economic Regeneration
- Learning & Skills
- Stronger Communities
- Community Safety
- Children and Young People
- Transport and Accessibility
Why do we have a Local Strategic Partnership?
LSP’s are the key mechanism promoted by the Government to join
up public services at an authority wide level. Local authorities
are expected to develop such partnerships where they do not
currently exist, despite the establishment of an LSP not being
statutory. LSP’s are key to tackling problems, which need resolving
in a number of different ways, by different agencies. Local
partners working through the LSP are expected to take many of the
major decisions about priorities for their local area.
A lack of joint working at local level has been one of the main
reasons for the lack of progress in delivering sustainable
economic, social and physical regeneration, or improved public
services, that meet the needs of local people. It is widely
recognised that a combination of organisations, and the community,
working together as part of an LSP will have a far greater chance
What does the Local Strategic Partnership hopes to
The BLSP aims to provide an overarching local coordination
framework within which other, more specific, partnerships can
operate. The BLSP has an ambitious vision, but one which we are
confident we can deliver. We recognise the increased need to
consider the impact of our work on future generations and it was
felt that this should be reflected in our long-term vision for the
- By 2020 Bassetlaw will have a national reputation as a place to
live and work.
- Our residents will have pride in the District and reach their
- Educational attainment will exceed the national average.
- Bassetlaw will have a clear identity with strong links to South
Yorkshire and effective partnerships arrangements in place.
- We will understand the needs of our communities, young and old
and shape services to meet these needs.
Delivery of our Vision 2020
We will achieve our vision through strong partnership working
and with a focus on local needs.
In addition there are three factors, which cut across all areas
of the BLSP’s work that are crucial to the success of
- Effective Engagement - both with our communities and
- Improving Accessibility (led by the Transport &
- Sustainable Development (Supported through the Local
The partners of the BLSP are constantly reviewing ways in which
to bring additional resources in to the District in order to
support new and existing projects. As both individual organisations
and BLSP partners, we are committed to ensuring that we move
forward. The BLSP also provides the framework for the production
and delivery of the Community Strategy.
For more information visit the Vision
Last Updated - 25/07/2011