As a joint County and City Council committee, the
Exeter Strategic Board will provide a forum for County and City
Councillors to work together on common Exeter City issues
that could not be dealt with by either
body in isolation and are not the focus of other
The core membership of the Exeter Strategic Board
will be the nine County Councillors for Exeter and five members of
the City Council. Representatives from
the voluntary, business, health, police, further and higher
education, inter-faith communities, community
representative and others will be invited to assist the Board as
appropriate. Associate members will be invited to
participate in Board events when the themes under debate are of
relevance/interest to them.
On an annual basis the Exeter Strategic Board will
be provided with a strategic analysissetting out needs and issues
facing residents to assist Members in agreeing an annual work
programme based around key strategic themes of mutual interest or
concern that are not dealt with in other fora. The Board will agree the allocation and mechanism
for the deployment of the Exeter Board Grant funding in line with
the agreed strategic priorities.
The Annual Work Programme will be shared with
Associate Members, Community Groups and Special Interest
Associations to enable them to identify areas of work they would
wish to contribute to through at the themed workshop.
Strategic Board will meet four times a year, once for the strategic
needs analysis and then for three themed workshops on the topics
set out in the annual work plan. Associate Members, Community
Groups and Special Interest Associations will be invited to
participate in workshops where it makes sense to do so.
The Chair/Deputy Chair of the Exeter Strategic Board
will alternate yearly between the City and County
Board’s terms of reference are:
To share data and information about
strategic issues affecting the city.
To identify an annual work programme around key
strategic themes of interest to both City and County Councillors
that are not the focus of other groups or committees.
To take an analytical, evidenced based approach to
the examination of the key themes/issues with the aim of
identifying priorities for joint action.
To make recommendations to the City and County
Councils about policy or practice that could have a positive impact
for the city including opportunities for joint action.
To contribute to effective partnership
working across the City.
To support and engage with communities
and neighbourhoods in identifying priorities and finding ways to
meet local needs.
To enable groups and communities to
influence and shape local public services and
To allocate community funding to projects
of community or citywide relevance.
Exeter Board has a Community Grant fund. Further details can be
found at www.exeter.gov.uk/exetergrants
joint fund will enable Councillors to respond to local needs across
the City and support projects or activities for the benefit of
communities they represent.