Peterborough is at the forefront of developing a localism
approach to service design and delivery with communities
increasingly at the heart of the process.
We are delivering a neighbourhood management approach right
across the city and have developed a neighbourhoods governance
structure that incorporates neighbourhood committees and local
delivery teams. We have built up and supported a strong network of
community partnerships and voluntary sector agencies.
In addition the Operation CAN-do team is helping to pilot new
ways of creating community empowerment and creativity through the
Citizen Power Peterborough programme - a collaboration between the
city, the Royal Society for the Arts, and Arts Council England.
We have drawn our information and evidence of need from active
community groups and community leaders in the area who are
challenging the public sector to do things differently to tackle
the problems they face.
Neighbourhood governance arrangements for the area include:
neighbourhood committee – a formal part of the council’s
decision making process, with delegated powers to make and
influence decisions about service design and delivery that affect
- A neighbourhood management delivery team – a forum for agencies
and councillors to come together to get under the skin of the
issues and agree real actions
- Community partnerships - formally constituted voluntary and
community sector organisations - and their associated networks. We
are supporting these groups to develop themselves as representative
bodies for wider organisations with whom we can develop asset
transfers, co-commissioned activity, and joint venture
- Community Executive Forum – a forum where the detailed, real
life issues will be debated and new ideas are shared so that
partners respond creatively and in line with what our communities
really want and need
For more information about Operation CAN-do or to get involved,
call: (01733) 747474 and ask for the neighbourhood management team
or email email@example.com
UPDATE: 5 March 2013 A Government minister has
praised Peterborough for helping victims of domestic violence get
See full press release and video here.
UPDATE: 12 February 2013 There has been a
spate of fires being set in wheelie bins, discarded furniture and
some vehicles, across the city. We have teamed up with other
agencies, including the fire service to tackle this problem. You
can help to prevent these types of offences, by ensuring that
wheelie bins are not left in the street after collection, or if
they are full, kept in a safe place until they can be emptied.
Report any discarded furniture to the local authority so they can
make arrangements to collect it. We are also working with youths
both in and out of schools to educate them about the dangers of
setting fires and asking them to be vigilant when out and about.
Please report any suspicious activity around fires to the Police on