Implementation Section – ACTIONS APPENDIX B South London Priority: no.1 To take full advantage of the opportunities to be created following the successful London Olympic bid and to ensure that south London plays a full part in the Olympic and Paralympics games. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting To enable businesses to Major sporting events will South London ‘Olympics SLP to lead through SL BL4L Initial action SLP Olympic group to co-ordinate maximise Olympic attract big sponsorship and Business Club’ established to Olympics Group LSC already and have overall south London opportunities. PR opportunities as well help businesses respond to LDA underway. picture. as business opportunities Olympic opportunities. Private sector to supply all this is Chambers Further action involved in hosting a UK Trade and plan from April major international event. Industry 2006 onwards. Sydney Olympics generated £1.2 billion in economic benefits. Increase tourism An estimated half-a- Sustainable increase in visitor Major venues activities in the build up million extra visitors to numbers to south London. Visit London and at the time of the London. LDA Games. South London town Business tourism increased. UKTI centres, parks, open spaces and international attractions can benefit. Promote annual The Games will be Comprehensive programme of Local Authorities programme of events preceded by a four year festivals in place in the build up Community groups and festivals. programme of festivals. to and during the Games. Volunteers Private Sector Contribute to the London will need 70,000 South London residents LSC additional skills needs volunteers. accessing jobs and volunteering Sport England and ensure south opportunities. CVS London residents Considerable new job Job Centre+ benefit from job and opportunities in the run up volunteering to and during Games. opportunities. Identify and deliver Sporting facilities in south A legacy of investment in Local Authorities sports development London provide for 27 of facilities in south London. Private sector needs. the 28 Olympic sports and Sport England 13 of the 15 Paralympic Athletes trained in south London LDA disciplines. Sports centres schools Identify holding and A holding camp working Secure at least one holding / Local Authorities preparation camp needs group is already in place. preparation camp for the sub- Universities and support proposals. Collaboration will be region. Private sector needed for a successful Sports Bodies proposal. Hospitals An outline offer for south UK Trade and London has already been Industry drawn up. London EDS Priority: Investment in places and infrastructure: to accommodate growth and ensure sustainable communities and enterprises in London. South London Priority: no.2 Promote and develop the Wandle Valley Corridor. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Resources / in Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale kind Reporting Consolidate the newly Wandle Valley Green Forum established and agreed SLP to take initial lead SLP March 2006 Regular Forum updates. established Wandle Ribbon Initiative operating protocols to set up meetings of Forum Members’ Forum. document identifying the Forum. time. Produce an Action Plan issues for action. Action Plan agreed. Wandle Forum to lead SLP March 2006 Feedback on progress to SLP for river-led Forum Members’ working groups and to LDA and regeneration. time. GLA. Implementation Actions taken forward. Various lead partners English heritage March 2006 – Strategy in place. by project tbc. ODPM March 2016 Development of the heritage and LDA environment offer. Local Authorities Private Sector Outputs, initiatives and funding Volunteers identified. European Funds Arts Council HLF Arts, culture and community organisations. South London Priority: no.3 Promote and develop the River Thames Corridor. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Resources / in Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale kind Reporting Identify existing Substantial business and Opportunities identified and SLP to take initial lead SLP and partners March 2007 Feedback to SLP working groups partnerships and housing development agreed. and collate information. and Chief Executives Group. strategies prospects at Nine Elms Opportunity Area, Identify and agree Battersea and Kingston Further enhancement of the Leads tbc by project. English heritage March 2009 Tbc by project. priorities for Town Centre. visitor, business and residential ODPM collaborative action. Tourism initiatives, river environment through LDA and urban environment collaborative action and Local Authorities improvements already promotion. Private Sector underway with more Volunteers potential for further European Funds enhancement. Arts Council Infrastructure and resource HLF potential for development Arts, culture and of the arts. community organisations. South London Priority: no.4 Deliver the Park development and City Growth Strategy for Crystal Palace. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Resources / in Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale kind Reporting Partner support for the Crystal Palace and the Business-led economic SLB is currently co- LDA January 2006 Regular meetings of the Steering City Growth Action immediate surrounding development strategy in place. ordinating and leading. LSC onwards Group – which includes economic Plan. areas have low business Increased % of business density. BL4L development officers. density, low business Increased business start-up rates. . Local Authorities start-up and wards Reduced levels of deprivation in Reports to the City Growth Business identified as some of the surrounding areas. Board. most deprived. Partner support for Crystal Palace Park is a Park developments achieved that LDA leading on Sports LDA October 2005 LDA to report back progress to Crystal Palace Park target for significant also support the education, Centre and Park LSC onwards. public forums, local communities developments. regeneration – the Park business and tourism potential developments BL4L and south London partners. has been significantly and the regeneration of Crystal Local Authorities underused and can be a Palace centre. driver for investment in Crystal Palace centre. South London Priority: no.5 Investment in south London’s town and district centres. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Resources / in Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale kind Reporting Identify priority town / Benchmarking work to Priority town / district centres SLP lead. SLP November 2005 A mechanism to be established for district centres to target provide a better agreed. LDA each centre. improvements that meet understanding of the Action to take into account Private Sector the criteria from the potential and scope for demand for employment space, TfL benchmarking research action amongst town and transport policies, sustaining and Health Authority and that will provide the district centres. improving quality of life and Voluntary Sector best opportunities for promoting community identity. Community sub-regional impact. Focussed success Sport England Identify private / public indicators developed for Improved management of town./ Town Centre Managers Local Authorities March 2006 – Mechanism for reporting, sector and community each District Centre. district centres. Local Authorities to Partner time March 2012 monitoring and evaluation tbc. investment strategies Investment proposals identified lead. Sharing good practice will be key for and funding to support for centre development. the sub-region. the management of, and Local Authority planning development of priority support. town / district centres. On-going programme of town and district centre work agreed South London Priority: no.6 Work with TfL to progress a South London Transport Strategy. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Resources / in Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale kind Reporting Develop a sub-regional Transport is the overriding A transport strategy in place TfL TfL March 2007 Progress report back to SLP Chief transport strategy. factor underpinning all the which includes infrastructure to SWELTRAC Partner time Executives meeting to inform sub- sustainable developments support: SELTRANS regional impact and report back to for south London – and -town/district centre and SLP London Plan review. necessary to address social community development; SLB and economic inclusion. -freight access and movement around the sub-region; Lead tbc At present there is no -business needs; comprehensive strategy -health; for the sub-region. -addressing exclusion; -tourism development – radial and orbital movement; Leaders to provide a A range of sub-regional partners SLP to lead. Partner time March 2007 Updates through SLP website and collaborative voice for contribute, representing the onwards partner newsletters / websites. south London and raise transport investment needs of the the profile of transport sub-region. need. South London Priority: no.7 Deliver better health care closer to home. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Identify locations for New critical care hospital Sufficient land available to co- SLP to lead and Health Authorities By 2012 Arrangements tbc local health care in Sutton will have locate health care, wellness, convene partner Local Authorities facilities across the sub- implications for other gym, nutrition etc and other local discussions. region. hospitals and local services. Provide relevant communities. Transport challenges identified SW and SE London TfL transport and and addressed. Area Health Authorities infrastructure needs. New local care facilities Local Authorities Identify impact on provide significant All south London boroughs, TfL TfL Health Authorities adjoining hospitals and opportunities and and health working together. LDA Local Authorities potential for other economic boost to support Sport England Sport England services i.e. leisure, town/district centre Network of critical and local care Private sector council etc.. development. hospitals provided by 2012. roles tbc LIFT Significant health inequalities in south London, also highest rates of projectory obesity. South London Priority: no.8 To have a South London Sports Strategy and associated infrastructure development for the sub-region. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Recruit a Director for The London Plan for Sport Sub-regional Director in place. Sport England to lead. Sport England January 2006 the sub-region. aims to unite London Draw up a South behind three goals: to be Sub-regional sports partnership Sport England to lead. Sport England March 2007 Reports to Sports Partnership Board. London Sports Strategy. the best at improving and strategy in place. Partner time. sporting performance, SLP Feedback to SLP Chief Executives help our top talent to Strategy complements other sub- group. succeed on the regional developments i.e. international stage and health, inclusion and district raise the levels of centre work. participation in sport and active recreation across the region by 1% each year. To be delivered through a sub-regional structure. South London Priority: no.9 Sub-regional Task Group in place to ensure sustainable growth and development. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Resources / in Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale kind Reporting Establish a Planning The need to have a sub- Sustainable growth achieved for SLP to lead and Local Authorities March 2006 Task group to report back to local Task Group to discuss regional picture of the sub-region: convene Task Group Environment onwards. interests and through SLP Chief and monitor the economic growth and -Housing meeting local Agencies Executives to inform sub-regional following for the sub- pattern of growth for the population targets. Partners share Utilities impact and London Plan review. region: sub-region, in addition to -Employment opportunities information quarterly. Health -Housing meets sub- local authority area maximised. regional need; impacts. -Land secured for necessary -Impact on industrial social infrastructure (transport, sites; health, education etc) -Impact on utilities and -protection on green belt and social infrastructure. open spaces. Displacement and cross borough implications identified. London EDS Priority: Investment in people - to improve economic inclusion and enable all Londoners to fulfil their potential. South London Priority: no.10 Address exclusion and disadvantage in south London. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting More detailed analysis 53,000 individuals (6%) Greater clarity of issues and SLP to lead. SLP July 2006 SLP report back to partners. to identify where cross- are classified as measures needed to address Partner time borough or sub-regional ‘employment deprived’; them. Kingston University Kingston University action can help local and 200,000 (18%) Health action. ‘income deprived’ in the Identify socio-economic patterns Local Authorities sub-region. around declining district centres Town Centre Managers (linked to action 3). Develop a range of Marked spatial dimension -Reduction in levels of LSC LSC April 2007 tbc multi-partner and to exclusion, concentrated unemployment and people on BL4L Job Centre Plus onwards. targeted actions to in specific localities incapacity benefit (relative to Local Authorities Local Authorities support: that may within the sub-region. south London average). Kingston University LDA include: -Increased business start-up FE Colleges European Funding -Entrepreneurship / Common pattern for rates. Adult and Community New Deal for skills unemployment, low levels -Improved access to health care. Education Communities -Language training of entrepreneurship, ill – -Stronger community CVS Home Office -NVQ2 skills health, reliance on local engagement in local area. Health -Community capacity jobs in declining centres. -Reduced anti-social behaviour. Lead by specific action PCTs building tbc Sport England -Access to jobs 1 in 10 of population have Success Indicators developed for BL4L -Childcare no qualifications. local communities / Princes trust -Social cohesion neighbourhoods and town / DfES -Volunteering 20% have low levels of district centres literacy and numeracy. Sports action plan to set Sport can strengthen Increase in: South London Sports SLP April 20067 South London Sports Partnership to out mechanisms to community involvement, - youth volunteering; Partnership Sport England onwards. report progress. improve access to divert people away from - sports participation among all Local Authorities sports and sports crime and disorder and age groups; Sports centres facilities. build self-esteem and - use of after school hours Health confidence. Sport can also sporting activity; Police help young people get -participation in education and Schools back into mainstream training education and be a Decrease in: stepping stone into -crime (particularly youth crime) employment and formal and anti-social behaviour; training. - unemployment Work with cultural Cultural organisations can Increase in: South London Arts SLAP April 2006 organisations to identify contribute to employment, - youth volunteering; Partnership to lead. Arts Council onwards actions to improve training and community -participation in education and Art Schools motivation, skills and development. training; and in arts / cultural ALM London employment activity DfES opportunities for Strong cultural facilities Decrease in: Heritage Lottery disengaged underpin healthy SMEs. -crime (particularly youth crime) Fund communities. - unemployment Local Authorities Private Sector South London Priority: no.11 Support the voluntary sector ‘Change–up programme’. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting To help the voluntary Capacity building is Improved skills and use of ICT. SL CVS to lead. LSC April 2006 South London CVS will monitor sector to play a more needed in the voluntary Increase in number of volunteers CVS onwards progress across the sub-region. effective role in sector, particularly in the for the sub-region. European funding supporting areas of: Skills training needs met for ALG grants communities. -ICT; volunteer staff. Charitable -volunteering support;. Increased capacity in voluntary Foundations -quality standards; sector. -workforce development Sustainable funding base secured. London EDS Priority: Investment in enterprise - to enable enterprise growth and competitiveness. South London Priority: no.12 Boost innovation in south London. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Strengthen links South London has some of Increase in number of south West Focus to lead Higher Education On-going between universities / London’s most significant London businesses undertaking LDA Innovation education and research higher education and joint ventures or using the Fund institutions and research institutions but resource of south London’s Kingston I C businesses. level of business education expertise. Innovate South engagement (especially Innovation promoted in schools London SMEs) should be higher.. and colleges. LDA DTI LSC HEFC EBPs IOD Young Enterprise Private Sector / SMEs Maintain a network of Build on the RITTS Good practice shared across the Lead tbc HEIF3 business support and Innovation Demand and sub-region. LDA associated actions to Supply-side research Increase in number of businesses Businesses SLB stimulate innovation – (2000 – and updated in accessing sources of information DTI particularly for 2003/4). and advice. LSC consumer and public Increased share of service BL4L services. Service sector was found companies engaged in Private sector / to have lower levels of innovation activities. SMEs and other innovation. Improved business business competitiveness. Deliver the South The creative industries Actions delivered to address: Arts and cultural Arts Council London Creative constitute Greater -Promotion organisations. LDA Industries Strategy and London’s second strongest -Networking Business Local Authorities Action Plan. employment and wealth -Business support BL4L growth potential. -Premises Lead tbc HEIF3 There is already a lot Universities going on in south London – the key is to enable critical mass and synergy. Explore potential for Widely accepted in global Examples of good practice Lead tbc Universities April 2006 new ‘green’ business markets that there is a identified and shared. Business opportunities including need to balance the needs LDA life sciences. of business with those of Raised profile of ‘green’ BL4L the environment and business in south London. Identify and promote community as a whole. Increase in number of businesses Lead tbc Business April 2006 green business seeking ‘green’ business practice LDA practices. There are also business advice (aligned to the LSDC Businesses Local Authorities benefits to this approach sustainability indicators). BL4L with reduced costs. Increase in number of ‘green’ new business starts. South London Priority: no.13 Improve Industrial Estates. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Work with businesses The Manufacturing A sustainable model of Lead tbc Private Sector April 2006 Sharing best practice through on industrial estates to Excellence Programme, improvement identified for more Local Authorities onwards websites, newsletters etc. identify refurbishment identified common estate estates i.e. estate management LDA needs and improve issues such as: groups and companies. Metropolitan Police management of estates -Security; Increased BID development. TfL and work with BID -Parking; Local waste management developments. -Transport; programmes in place. -Signage; Increased participation in local -Roads and drainage; area management. -Image Environmental improvement. Retention of large sites. Increased development for micro and new business. South London Priority: no.14 Support SME supply chains. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Identify and promote SMEs need help to take South London Businesses aware Wandsworth EDO lead Private Sector March 2006 emerging opportunities better advantage of of opportunities – through media London Technology onwards from new existing and new such as websites, newsletters and Fund developments, in opportunities to win events where appropriate. particular: contracts. a) Battersea Power Sub-regional co-ordination of Station – promotions SMEs often complain they information. from developers. have little information b) Gatwick Diamond about contract South London businesses win SLP lead SLP March 2006 opportunities or the know- new contracts. Local Authorities onwards how to win contracts. c) public sector Local Authorities Local Authorities March 2006 procurement Health Health onwards Education Education Put in place a LDA March 2006 programme of ‘Meet Private sector onwards the Buyer’ events. Encourage agreements Business Support March 2006 for sourcing local Network onwards contracts in the private sector. Website developments LDA March 2006 to raise awareness of onwards contract opportunities. South London Priority: no.15 Support business retention and growth. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Raising awareness of Key issues include: A partnership response to SLB lead SLB business retention -Competition from other addressing the business issues. LDA issues and solutions. London sub-regions, Kent, Local Authorities Surrey etc; TfL -Premises and more LSC responsive planning Business Support needed; Network -Recruitment and Private Sector retention; -Skills shortages; -Addressing negative perceptions. Improve access to Evidence that lack of Increased provision for small SLB lead LDA premises in south provision is impacting on scale flexible business / work SLB London and continue to establishment of micro space. develop the SLB businesses and property database. constraining business Premises refurbished to meet Joint collaboration to growth. business needs and reduce empty Planning Task Group to Local Authorities monitor employment space. lead / to be involved Private sector space demand and Research identifies excess developers supply to address business (office) space in Businesses premises issues for the sub-region. business. (cross refer to priority 9) Work with LS LSC and Despite the high Skills levels increased to enable Lead LSC LS LSC education and training percentage of residents local people to access jobs in the Skills Alliance providers to influence qualified to NVQ Level 3 south London growth sectors. Colleges decisions of and 4 in the sub-region, Private and Public government to support business continue to cite Sector Training NVQ Level 3 (and skill shortages as a Providers above) qualifications. significant constraint to Universities Identify ways in which growth. Increased private sector South London Skills Skills Sector Action employers can help involvement and investment in Alliance Teams solve their own training South London has 51% of meeting training needs. LS LSC Skills Sector Skills Alliance and skills needs. its resident workforce Action Teams LS LSC employed in knowledge BL4L based industries. Business Support Network Find solutions to LSC Skills Sector Action Improved linkages between FE / Lead LSC LS LSC achieve more high level Teams in place for key HE and businesses. Skills Alliance and management skills growth sectors to help Colleges / to fill gaps in south identify training needs. Training Providers London business needs. Universities Business Support Network / BL4L Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Improve job-matching 40% of employers in south x% decrease in ‘hard to fill’ Lead tbc Partner time March 2007 and re-deployment London are experiencing vacancies. LDA practices (including re- recruitment difficulties. (SOLOMAN to lead for LSC skilling) to address Businesses have programmes in manufacturing) Job Centre Plus recruitment and Recruitment and retention place to address staff retention. retention difficulties. issues cited as one of the worst things about operating a business in south London. Business Support New business formation Greater focus/ targeted support LDA Network to have a south rates in south London Improved co-ordination Business Support London agreement in below the London A plan in place for enterprise and Organisations place to increase new average. business start-up support Universities business formation rates Improved reporting of new Prices Trust and improve survival business formation. Local Authorities rates. Level of business start-up for SL equals London average by 2007. London EDS Priority: Investment in marketing and promotion - to make sure that what London offers is understood, supported and valued. South London Priority: no.16 Promote the south London sub-region. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Establish a south Negative image of south Responding to demand for SLP to lead SLP April 2006 Regular reports from London London. information. LDA onwards communications Group to SLP Chief communications group South London is a very Increase in number of people Executives group. to jointly promote south diverse sub-region and asking for events and activities London. there is a low level of to promote south London. awareness of what south Increased use of south London London has to offer (cited websites and using links to regularly by business and partner sites. visitors). South London Priority: no.17 Promote Sustainable Tourism and increase visitor numbers and spend. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Support the Down A specific opportunity to Down House achieves World LB Bromley LDA House World Heritage have a second world Heritage status. English Heritage Lottery Funding site proposal. heritage site in the sub- English Heritage region to help draw in Sustainable visitor management LB Bromley visitors to the south east of strategy in place. the sub-region. Support business Better use of existing Increase in business conventions South London Tourism Private sector tourism through facilities / construction of and use of conference facilities. Group identifying and new facilities will draw in promoting conference more people to south and convention space. London. Gatwick and Heathrow key business visitor entry points. South London Priority: no.18 Promote South London transport needs and opportunities. Actions Baseline / Success Indicators Partner Roles Possible Timescale Monitoring, Evaluation and Rationale Resources Reporting Raise awareness of the Whilst the sub-region Increased use of public transport. SWELTRAC TfL April 2006 positive aspects of needs significant Decrease in car use. SELTRANS onwards existing transport – investment in its transport Boroughs particularly the orbital infrastructure, there are SLB routes around the sub- routes, particularly using region. public transport, which are not used and less well known. Especially where travel routes include a range of transport modes.