The Bassetlaw Public and Third Sector Partnership is made up of representatives of the various public and voluntary sector organisations that operate in Bassetlaw. It was established so that the excellent relationships that existed between the partners could be developed further in order to improve the quality of life for Bassetlaw residents.
Put simply, the partnership is ‘Working together for a better Bassetlaw’.
One of the strengths of the partnership is that it brings together a wealth of expertise from a wide range of organisations with membership drawn from:
- A1 Housing
- Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Sector
- Bassetlaw NHS Clinical Commissioning Group
- Bassetlaw District Council
- Nottinghamshire County Council
- Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Nottinghamshire Police
- Rural Community Action Network (RCAN)
The partnership has identified three key priorities that could contribute to improving the quality of life for local people over the next ten years and will be looking to initiate or fund projects in support of these key areas;
- Rural and Social Isolation
- Family Friendly Towns
- Young People
To date the partnership has supported a number of projects and initiatives including ‘Wheels to Work’, ‘Take Five’, ‘Health & Wellbeing Support in Rural Areas’, ‘N3 Broadband’ and ‘Big Ideas & Big Ambitions.
The partnership is chaired jointly by Phil Mettam, Chief Officer at Bassetlaw NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Neil Taylor, Chief Executive of Bassetlaw District Council.