Sandwell Council has welcomed constructive feedback and advice following a recent Local Government Association (LGA) peer challenge.

The peer challenge, which took place in January 2022, was led by a group of public sector experts and leaders drawing from their own experiences in other local authorities, both from a political and operational perspective.

The report notes that there is much to be excited about in Sandwell and there is huge potential to be unlocked. It recognises that whilst good and significant progress is being made, further improvements should be implemented to further embed the council’s positive work.

The council is developing a single consolidated improvement plan which brings together the recommendations from all recent external reviews. Work is well underway to deliver on the improvement plan and the council will report regularly on our progress.