CAMBRIDGESHIRE has been given a green flag for reducing waste through recycling on a new Government website launched today (Wednesday). The new Oneplace site brings together the views of six independent inspectorates to create a single snapshot of an ar
CAMBRIDGESHIRE has been given a green flag for reducing waste through recycling on a new Government website launched today (Wednesday).
The new 'Oneplace' site brings together the views of six independent inspectorates to create a single snapshot of an area.
Cambridgeshire has one green flag (for exceptional performance that other areas can learn from) and no red ones (for areas of significant concern).
The site identifies Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire and Fenland District Councils and Cambridge City Council as performing well, and South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire District Councils and the fire authority as performing adequately.
The Oneplace website information and judgements (on www.direct.gov.uk/oneplace) have been made jointly by the Care Quality Commission, Ofsted, the Audit Commission and Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary, Prisons and Probation.
It provides an overview to help people see how well their local services, including councils, police and the NHS, are serving their needs and are working together.
There are 152 assessments covering all areas of England, looking at crime, affordable housing and people's health - and the prospects for improvement.
Nigel Smith, Oneplace spokesman for Cambridgeshire, said: "Most people in Cambridgeshire are healthy, well educated and have good incomes. Businesses and people who need help have been supported during the recession. "More than half the waste collected is recycled, and this is set to get even better.