A successful bid for £385,000 will be spent on further improvements to the shared management arrangements at South Holland and Breckland district councils. The money comes from a £6.9million Government pot promoting shared services.
The councils were among 18 authorities to benefit from the Transformation Challenge Award funding for demonstrating their ability to remain at the cutting edge of service transformation, while delivering efficiency savings.
South Holland and Breckland councils will invest in their ICT systems to improve the effectiveness of their shared management arrangement, enabling more shared services. Hardware, connectivity, video conferencing and telephone services will all be upgraded.
Interim Joint Chief Executive Geoff Rivers was pleased with the funding.
He said: “The grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government is a most welcome contribution to the joint shared services programme between the two councils.
“It will aid and speed up communications between the various departments, allow greater functionality and improve the overall effectiveness in both councils.”