Public Sector Board
Background to the Public Sector Board and how its work is progressing
At its meeting on 24 February 2011, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Executive agreed to establish a Public Sector Board in partnership with Surrey County Council.
Both authorities want to improve the prosperity of the borough and deliver the best public service to their residents. To do this they have adopted a highly co-ordinated and focused approach.
The Board will work to create new opportunities and to develop projects in areas of specific mutual interest, including asset management, regeneration and neighbourhood services.
The Board is a high-level strategic forum where options for improving public services and the local environment can be explored and moved forward.
Key areas of mutual interest include:
• regeneration of Redhill, Horley, Preston, Merstham and Banstead
• more efficient waste collection and recycling, with less use of landfill
Memorandum of Understanding
A joint Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Leaders of Surrey County Council and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, setting out all the goals in more detail.
Although the Memorandum is not a legally binding document, it sets out a management framework and principles which both authorities have agreed to adopt in focusing on the delivery of mutual goals.
Members of the Board are all senior members of the SCC Cabinet and RBBC Executive, with the power to move projects forward swiftly and to get things done.
Meetings of the Board are held in private because of the confidential or commercial nature of much of what is discussed and to allow for an open exchange of views.