Local Government Association Peer Challenge
Every few years we invite experienced members and officers from other councils to visit so that they can assess how we are doing and provide feedback about how we can continue to improve.
These ‘peer challenges’ are not inspections but tools for improvement as part of an industry recognised commitment to improving performance.
The Peer Challenge team review documents to familiarise themselves with local issues, then gather more information by meeting with residents, council staff, members, external partners and stakeholders and listening to their views.
Our most recent Peer Challenge was conducted in 2021. See the Peer Challenge team’s report and our action plan responding to their recommendations: