Like many local authorities, we work with national and local organisations to deliver some of our services. Partnerships also help us tackle our priorities of inequality, homelessness and the climate emergency.
We form partnerships when doing so will help us achieve our goals, save money, or reduce risk.
We ensure any partnership we enter has effective governance and clear accountability. It must have sufficient resources to deliver our objectives and be open and accessible.
Our guide to partnership working explains how and why we enter into partnerships.
We have formed or joined numerous partnerships, including:
- Cambridge BID, which supports the local business sector
- Cambridge Community Safety Partnership, which brings together various agencies concerned with tackling and reducing crime and antisocial behaviour
- Cambridge Sustainable Food, which campaigns to achieve healthy and sustainable food for everyone
- Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board, which is currently focussed on the local coronavirus pandemic response
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Group, which seeks to ensure that important local habitats and species are protected, enhanced and sensitively managed
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, which works to improve economic growth and accelerate house-building rates
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (Recap), which works to improve waste services, increase recycling and reduce waste
- Greater Cambridge Partnership, the local delivery body for a ‘city deal’ with the government
The Cambridge ‘resilience web’ shows other local groups and organisations that are working to improve life in the city.
We present annual summaries of our key partnerships’ work to the relevant scrutiny committees.
- Report to Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee on 28 March 2022 [PDF], covering:
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, including the Business Board
- Greater Cambridge Partnership
- Fast Growing Cities
- Innovation Corridor (London-Stanstead-Cambridge Consortium)
- Oxford-Cambridge Arc
- Report to Environment and Communities Scrutiny on 24 March 2022 [PDF], covering:
- Cambridge Community Safety Partnership
- Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board
The five counties around the line between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge are known as the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. The government and the local authorities along the arc want to ensure a better economic, social and environmental future for the area.
Primary authority for businesses
We act as primary authority for some local businesses. This means we provide them with advice on meeting regulations, which the local authorities at their other premises must respect.
Contact us if you would like us to act as primary authority for your business.
We share some services with South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) and Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC).
- We share our planning and waste services with SCDC
- We share our building control, ICT and legal services with HDC and SCDC