Welwyn Hatfield group streamlined to save cash

A GROUP which exists to improve the quality of life for everyone in Welwyn Hatfield is being streamlined as part of the budget cuts.

The Welwyn Hatfield Alliance has been restructured in a bid to make better use of scarce public money.

The body is the borough’s local strategic partnership, and is made up of key public sector organisations, businesses community groups and voluntary groups in Welwyn Hatfield.

Its five priorities centre around health, the economy, climate change, growth and infrastructure, and deprivation and exclusion.

The restructuring will see task and finish groups bring together the people and organisations best placed to deliver the goals associated with each priorities, with an executive board to oversee the entire process.

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Alliance chairman John Dean, who is the leader of Welwyn Hatfield Council, said: “Everyone’s aware people and organisations have to do more with less money and fewer resources.

“Partners in the Welwyn Hatfield Alliance know that if everyone’s working together towards agreed goals, they can continue to improve services when the pressure is on to cut costs.”

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Cllr Dean added: “We wanted to take a fresh look at how we work together, ensuring we focus on specific projects which will make a difference to the community.

“Having the right people around the table will help us achieve our goals.

“For example, we want to tackle obesity levels, encourage investment in the area, take measures to limit or cope with climate change and ensure our residents have the quality of life they deserve.”

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