The process for deciding what measures were to be put into the Island’s Local Area Agreement (LAA), involved each of the partners in the Island Strategic Partnership (ISP). Partners considering what needed to be done to meet the Eco Island Vision and how we would know that we were being successful. A series of proposals for action based on this assessment were agreed by the ISP
To focus in on a final agreement with the government about what would be included in the LAA, negotiations took place with the Government through the Government Office South East (GOSE), acting in its capacity as central government’s co-ordinator and relationship manager for the Isle of Wight.
Once these negotiations were completed the final set of indicators were submitted, and targets formally designated by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. This agreement was signed off and implemented by the Secretary of State in June 2008.
The Isle of Wight LAA is made up of 35 ‘designated’ indicators, to which 16 statutory indicators for education and early year’s development are added. In addition, there are a further 25 ‘Local’ indicators that the ISP regard as being important measures of how well we are meeting local needs and that will strengthen and support work on achieving the ‘designated’ indicators.
Click here to see the indicators that are in our LAA.
Responsibility for the success of the Island’s LAA sits with the ISP, which has a number of Partnership Boards, one for each of the four Eco Island Themes. These Boards bring together representatives from the various bodies and organisations associated with that theme and each has been given the responsibility to monitor the various measures that link with that theme, in order to support and promote the achievement of the targets and outcomes that are needed.
Click here to find out more about the ISP and how it works.
Click here to find out more about arrangements for monitoring and reporting how well we are doing in reaching our LAA targets.
For more information about the Island’s LAA, click here to check out the LAA FAQs
or contact: Andrea Lisseter, LAA/Corporate Performance Officer ( ) Tel.
‘Strong and Prosperous Communities’ Government White Paper (Oct 2006) – CLG website http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/currentagenda/strongprosperous/
‘Developing the Future Arrangements for LAAs’ (February 2007) – CLG website
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (refer Part 5 p.81)
National Indicator Set – definitions (February 2008) – CLG website http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/finalnationalindicators
Local Priorities (July 2008) – CLG website
Area Based Grant Guidance (February 2008) – CLG website http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/areabasedgrantguidance
Consultation on the future of LAA rewards scheme (July 2008) – CLG website