WARWICKSHIRE LOCAL AREA AGREEMENT by WillyWoodcock

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									Stratford District Partnership Action Plan

Stronger Communities Group Current and Planned Actions – 2009/2011

By 2026, everyone will have access to first-class services and amenities, and more influence over
decisions affecting them. We want to:

Improve access to services/facilities by
   o Taking services closer to rural communities
   o Giving everyone ‘anytime anywhere’ access through digital and other technologies
   o Improving transport links by extending community schemes, pressing for more funding for other rural initiatives, and lobbying for better
     public transport

Give residents more influence over decisions by
   o Giving more weight to parish plans in decision making
   o Using digital and other technologies to let residents ‘have their say’ at meetings and other times
   o Finding out the views of hard-to-reach groups

Increase the number of affordable homes in rural areas, by
   o Helping communities identify sites for affordable housing
   o Extending the local choice scheme
   o Making more accommodation available by bringing more empty homes into use and encouraging older people to move to smaller properties

Strengthen the role and work of the voluntary and community sector, by
   o Developing new sources of funding
   o Recruiting more volunteers


(Sustainable Community Strategy, endorsed by Stratford on Avon District Council Cabinet, 6th April 2009)



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LAA Outcome: NI1 % of people who believe people from different backgrounds get on well together in their local area
(to be measured from Place Survey)

   Problem/issue   Brief Description of   Current  By whom?    Links to    Resources Deliverables (what objective do           Milestones & predicted
   being           action(s)              or       Lead = *    other Theme           you expect this action to achieve)        impact with dates
   addressed                              planned?             Groups
   Identifying     Develop local          Planned WREP*        Safer       Existing  Identification of specific groups         1st July 2009
   emerging        intelligence                    WCC         Communities           and localities affected
   community       networks to identify            SDC
   tensions        emerging local                  LSP
                   cohesion issues                 Police
                   Establish an           Planned SDC*                          Existing   To engage otherwise fragmented      First meeting by June
                   equality and                    WREP                                    and hard to reach groups of         2009
                   diversity forum for             VASA                                    individuals in the community
                   the District                    WRCC
   Relations       Help to deliver WCC    Current  SDC*        Safer       Existing        Help to achieve the objectives of   tbc – dependent on
   between         Engagement                      WCC         Communities                 the WCC Engagement Strategy         WCC timeframes
   gypsies and     strategy                        WREP                                    (currently in draft)
   travellers,                                     WRCC
   recent                                          VASA
   migrants and
   settled
   communities
   Relations       Help to deliver WCC    Current   SDC*       Safer       Existing        Help to achieve the objectives of   tbc – dependent on
   between         Engagement                       WCC        Communities                 the WCC Engagement Strategy         WCC timeframes
   young people    strategy                         WREP       and CYPF                    (currently in draft)
   and the wider                                    WRCC
   community                                        VASA
   People from     Record all reported    Current   WREP       Safer       Existing        Identification of specific groups   Reviewed quarterly by
   different       incidents                                   Communities                 and localities affected             LSP Stronger
   backgrounds                                                                                                                 Communities Group
   feel they are                                                                           Help formulate targeted actions
   being treated                                                                           to address perceptions and
   equally                                                                                 reduce community tensions




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LAA Outcome: NI4 % of people who feel they can influence decisions in their locality

   Problem/issue     Brief Description of   Current  By whom?      Links to           Resources Deliverables (what objective do       Milestones & predicted
   being             action(s)              or       Lead = *      other Theme                  you expect this action to achieve)    impact with dates
   addressed                                planned?               Groups
   People are        Establish and          Current  WCC*          All other          Existing    Partners and communities            Ongoing – fora held
   consulted on      promote six                     SDC           theme                          working together to address local   quarterly and will be
   plans, policies   community forums                PCT           groups                         issues.                             reviewed quarterly by
   and major                                         WALC                                                                             LSP Stronger
   changes to                                        Police                                                                           Communities Group
   service                                           Parish/Town
   provision                                         Councils
                     Deliver an agreed      Current  SDC           All other          WCC         Adoption of a sustainable           Adoption March 2009.
                     program of                                    theme                          community strategy.
                     consultation in                               groups
                     respect of District
                     Sustainable
                     Community
                     Strategy
                     Initiate an agreed     Current   SDC*         All other          Tba         Resident led planning to help       Dependent upon
                     program of                       WALC         theme                          build stronger and more vibrant     funding being made
                     development of                   VASA         groups                         communities.                        available.
                     parish plans
                     Support the            Current   VASA*        All other          Tba         Building capacity within local      Dependent upon
                     delivery of actions              WRCC         theme                          communities to deliver the          funding being made
                     from adopted                     SDC          groups                         outcomes of their parish plans.     available
                     parish plans                     WCC
                                                      Police
                                                      WALC
                                                      Parish
                                                      Councils
                     Promote Quality        Current   WALC                            Existing    To encourage more professional      Ongoing.
                     Parish Councils                                                              governance of Parish Councils.
                     accreditation                                                                Accredit seven new councils each
                                                                                                  year.




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LAA Outcome: NI6 Participation in Regular volunteering

    Problem/issue    Brief Description of     Current    By      Links to other    Resources   Deliverables (what objective do      Milestones & predicted
    being            action(s)                or         whom?   Theme                         you expect this action to            impact with dates
    addressed                                 planned?           Groups                        achieve)
    Community        Recruit and train        Current    VASA*   All other         Existing    Increase in the number of            Quarterly review and
    development in   new volunteers to                   SDC     theme groups                  people in regular volunteering.      annual comparison.
    targeted areas   undertake specific                  NHSW                                  Improved skills and
                     activities in targeted                                                    employability.
                     areas                                                                     Reduction in calls on health and
                                                                                               social services.
    People are       Promote volunteer        Current    VASA*   All other         Existing    Increase in the number of            Quarterly review and
    aware of         opportunities and                   SDC     theme groups                  people in regular volunteering.      annual comparison.
    volunteering     identify and develop                WRCC                                  Improved skills and
    opportunities    new opportunities                   WCC                                   employability.
                                                                                               Reduction in calls on health and
                                                                                               social services.
    Employer         Employees                Current    VASA*   All other         Existing    Increase in the number of            Quarterly review and
    supported        encouraged to                       SDC     theme groups                  people in regular volunteering.      annual comparison.
    volunteering     participate in                      WCC                                   Improved skills and
                     volunteering                                                              employability.
                                                                                               Reduction in calls on health and
                                                                                               social services.
                                                                                               Personal development
                                                                                               opportunities and satisfaction for
                                                                                               staff.
                                                                                               Professional support and advice
                                                                                               to community and voluntary
                                                                                               groups.
                                                                                               Opportunities for volunteers to
                                                                                               experience local government,
    Development      To develop a policy      Planned    VASA*   HCOP              Existing    Increase in the number of            Quarterly review and
    of sport         of inclusion for sport              SDC     CYPF                          people in regular volunteering in    annual comparison.
    volunteering:    and leisure                         CSW                                   sport and leisure activities.
    currently not    volunteers.                         Sport                                 Improved skills and
    recognised                                                                                 employability.
    within generic                                                                             Reduction in calls on health and
    community                                                                                  social services.
    volunteering
    activities
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LAA Outcome: NI155 Number of affordable homes delivered (gross)

    Problem/issue   Brief Description   Current    By      Links to other Resources     Deliverables (what objective   Milestones & predicted
    being           of action(s)        or         whom?   Theme                        do you expect this action to   impact with dates
    addressed                           planned?           Groups                       achieve)
    Insufficient    Seeking of          Current    SDC*    All other      Existing      More affordable homes.         2009/10 – 100 new affordable
    provision of    affordable                     LSP     theme                                                       housing units
    affordable      housing                                groups                                                      2010/11 – 200 new affordable
    housing         contributions on                                                                                   housing units
                    all allocated and
                    windfall
                    development
                    sites.

                    Identification of   Current                                                                        6 Local housing needs
                    rural housing                  WRCC*                                                               surveys to be completed
                    needs and sites.               SDC                                                                 each year.
                                                   LSP                                                                 5 site canvassing exercises
                                                                                                                       to be instigated each year
    Empty           Bring empty         Current    SDC     All other         Existing   More affordable homes using    2009/10 – 20 empty units
    properties      properties back                        theme                        existing stock.                brought back into use
                    into use.                              groups                                                      2010/11 – 20 empty units
                                                                                                                       brought back into use (in line
                                                                                                                       with SDC local indicator
                                                                                                                       definition – previously
                                                                                                                       BVPI64)
    Community       Parish and Town     Current    SDC*    All other         Existing   More people aware of housing   Annual district Rural
    access to       Council targeted               WRCC    theme                        issues and opportunities for   Affordable Housing event –
    information     events.                        VASA    groups                       affordable housing.            0ct 2009
    and advice                                                                                                         Ongoing consultation and
                                                                                                                       participation through local
                                                                                                                       events led by Rural Housing
                                                                                                                       Enabler




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LAA Outcome: NI8 Adult participation in sport

    Problem/issue    Brief Description     Current    By      Links to other Resources     Deliverables (what objective       Milestones & predicted
    being            of action(s)          or         whom?   Theme                        do you expect this action to       impact with dates
    addressed                              planned?           Groups                       achieve)
    Increase adult   Provide and           Current    SDC*    All other      Existing      Achieve a 1.5% increase in         2012
    participation    support the                      VASA    theme                        participation year on year until
    in sport         implementation                   CSW     groups                       2012.
                     of a                             Sport
                     comprehensive
                     program of
                     activities within a
                     range of settings
                     for older adults
                     living in the
                     District.

    Increase adult   Develop an            Current    SDC*    All other         Existing   Identification of clubs and        2010
    participation    outreach                         VASA    theme                        activities that are currently
    in sport         program to                               groups                       ‘under the radar’.
                     specifically target
                     more rural based                                                      A mechanism in place to            2010
                     residents across                                                      ensure that hard-to-reach
                     the District                                                          communities are aware of
                                                                                           opportunities to participate in
                                                                                           sport and leisure activities.

    Increase adult   Establish and         Current    SDC*    All theme         Existing   Undertake an audit of existing     2010
    participation    develop the                      VASA    groups.                      projects across the District by
    in sport         ‘Community                                                            different sectors to establish
                     Sports Network’                                                       an accurate picture of
                     to enhance the                                                        provision.
                     quality and range
                     of sports and                                                         Other deliverables are
                     active recreation                                                     dependent upon securing
                     opportunities to                                                      additional funding.
                     residents across
                     the District.


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