Torridge District Council was one of the first 25% of Council's in the Country to undergo two Peer Challenges.
What is a Peer Review?
Peer challenges are improvement focused and tailored to meet individual councils' needs. They are designed to complement and add value to a Council's own performance and improvement. The process is not designed to provide an in-depth or technical assessment of plans and proposals. The peer team used their experience and knowledge of local government to reflect on the information presented to them by people they met, things they saw and material that they read.
Peer challenges are managed and delivered by experienced elected member and officer peers.
How Often Do They Take Place?
The current LGA sector-led improvement support offer includes an expectation that all councils will have a Corporate Peer Challenge every 4 to 5 years.
Torridge's first Peer Review in 2013 was one of the early tranche of corporate peer challenges delivered by the Local Government Association as part of the new approach to sector led improvement. Torridge requested a second Peer Review in 2017.