Abstracts: February 9th, 2009

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It presents an interview with Paul Bettison of the Local Government Association, on the impact of Local Area Agreements and what lies in the future.

He describes how the synergies of partnerships have benefited councils, primary care trusts, police and the third sector and how the resulting stretched performance has delivered results.

He looks to the future of Multi Area Agreements which will provide more ways of adding to the power of partnerships.

GovTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at GovTV. www.localgov.tv