The Hampshire Partnership
Working together for Hampshire
The Hampshire Partnership is a voluntary collaboration made up of the County Council Leader, Leaders of most of the Hampshire district, borough and city councils, Chief Constable of Hampshire Police, the Chairman of Hampshire Fire Authority, and Chief Fire Officer of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. The Chairman of NHS Hampshire, the Hampshire Association of Local Councils and the New Forest National Park Authority are also members. In addition, there are seats for Southampton and Portsmouth City Councils, the South Downs National Park Authority, the voluntary and community sector, the Armed Forces, the Enterprise M3 and Solent Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), and the Federation of Small Businesses (Wessex region).
The idea of The Hampshire Partnership is to build on the successes of voluntary collaborative working that is already taking place in many areas, and to bring together the major partners in Hampshire to address in a co-operative way, those issues that can be dealt with more effectively together.
At a time when financial constraints on the public purse look set to continue, The Hampshire Partnership aims to promote and facilitate better cross-agency working and find greater ways for them to work together in a more efficient, targeted and rationalised way to deliver better outcomes at lower costs for Hampshire taxpayers.
“We all agree that partnership working is the key to doing things better. Working together, whether we are in the public, private or voluntary sectors, on the things that make a real difference to Hampshire people means we can continue to improve services for local residents, while ensuring this beautiful county prospers and that we can pass on the quality of environment to generations to come.”
Councillor Roy Perry
Leader, Hampshire County Council