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SUSTAINABLE CASH PLEA

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Sustainability may become lost in local strategic partnerships' work because there is no funding stream attached to...
Sustainability may become lost in local strategic partnerships' work because there is no funding stream attached to it, a watchdog has warned.

The Sustainable Development Commission - an independent government adviser - has said the partnerships give too little weight to sustainable community strategies.

This is because sustainability does not slot into any of the four blocks used for funding in local area agreements: children and young people, safer and stronger communities, healthier communities and older people and economic development.

'The danger is that cross-cutting issues, particularly sustainable development, are often of secondary importance in relation to the four blocks,' the commission said.

Unless there was funding for sustainability it could 'become sidelined', it added.

The commission also urged the partnerships to employ sustainability co-ordinators to ensure that this work receives priority.

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