About East of England LGA
The East of England LGA is a voluntary association set up by the 52 local authorities in the East of England.
We are a cross-party organisation, funded by subscriptions from our member authorities and income generating services, to work on behalf of them all.
In late 2012, the East of England Local Government Association undertook a
review of its operations and the priorities. This included the work
undertaken by Improvement East.
The review found continuing commitment to
the functions and the existence of the East of England Local Government
Association and the principles for which it stands. The Association has a
role to play in helping member councils to deliver more effectively
with diminishing resources, but in doing so it needs to continue to
focus on driving value for money from its resources.
The review agreed that the needs of the Association would best be met by one structure
bringing together the improvement, employment and strategic support
activity into one organisation under the auspices of the current legal
structure of East of England LGA.
Following the review, the new streamlined Association will deliver support within three priority areas:
- Coordination - Helping local authorities work together so they are better-placed to take strategic decisions, learn from each other and prevent duplication and to champion the work of those authorities nationally.
- Efficiency - Working collaboratively and providing expertise to help councils transform services to deliver better value for residents.
- Improvement - Helping councils to be self-aware and improve outcomes for their communities and to ensure that those authorities or services facing difficulty are supported by the sector.
The East of England LGA is governed by the Leader or elected Mayor of each of the 52 authorities. Day to day management is provided by a management committee of five Leaders who are representative of the political proportionality of the region.
The organisation has a small core of highly experienced and committed officers to support member authorities. Additionally, member authorities can draw upon specialist expertise from the existing associate pool of over 100 high quality associates in the Talent Bank.
Read the East of England LGA Constitution
Read our quick guide to the East of England local government offer available here