Erewash takes on the challenge

Ilkeston Town Centre

Erewash Borough Council has received a ‘good report’ through the Local Government Association’s (LGA) peer challenge.

The peer challenge is an initiative aimed at improving the performance of local authorities. Erewash Borough Council commissioned a challenge and a small team of peers – experienced officers and members of other local authorities – to spend time at the council this week to see how it was shaping up.

As part of the challenge, a wide range of people connected to the council were interviewed and the review focused on several areas, including leadership, governance, financial resilience and corporate capacity.

Councillor Chris Corbett, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:

“I welcome the LGA’s initial feedback and am delighted and encouraged that the review has shown this council in a good light. We look forward to receiving the full report in the New Year to confirm what we are doing right in these financially-challenging times and to see any areas in which we can look to further improve or change.

“I would like to thank our staff and members for their valuable contribution to the review while carrying out their day-to-day duties. I would also like to thank the members of the peer team for coming to Erewash; it was a very positive experience.”

The council has already been told that the challenge went well and it has achieved a good report. The full report will be made available by the LGA early next year and will be published on the council’s website.