We undertook a Local Government Association (LGA) Corporate Peer Challenge review in January 2019.
This is involves a small team of local government officers and councillors spending time at the council as peers to provide challenge and share learning. Across the week:
The peer team spoke to more than 125 people including staff, councillors, external partners and others in the borough
They gathered information and views from more than 45 meetings and site visits
Collectively they spent more than 233 hours to determine their findings - the equivalent of one person spending more than 6 weeks at the council.