In Trafford, we have a number of formal Neighbourhood Partnerships and less formal networking groups.
The Neighbourhood Partnerships include Broadheath Partnership, Lostock Partnership, Sale West and Ashton Partnership, and Timperley Vision Group. There are also networking groups in some areas such as Partington Partners Network.
Typically a neighbourhood partnership or networking group will bring together resident groups and agencies such as the police, primary care trust, housing, youth workers, council services and other voluntary groups to make a specific area a better place to live and work by pooling knowledge and resources.
Some partnerships are more formal than others and all serve the function of providing local people with an opportunity to get together and discuss and address local issues.
Partnerships and Communities has differing roles in each of the partnerships, sometimes leading, sometimes supporting.