To update the Liaison Meeting on recent developments in community planning, in particular the launch of the new Community Plan for 2006-2016, 'North Ayrshire - A Better Life'.
North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership (CPP) team have committed to providing quarterly updates to the Liaison Meetings, to ensure elected members and locally-based partners are informed about recent community planning developments. This is the first such report, focusing on the new Community Plan.
2. Current Position
The CPP launched its new Community Plan for 2006-2016, ‘North Ayrshire – A Better Life’, in Ardeer Community Centre on 22 June 2006. The Plan is based on the Vision of ‘North Ayrshire – A Better Life’, and identifies 7 Priorities for the next 10 years, as well as our overall commitment to 'Working Together' (see diagram).
The Plan is accompanied by an Annual Review and Action Plan (to be updated each Spring), which outlines both key achievements in 2005-6 and planned actions for 2006-7. Eight of these planned actions have been identified by the CPP as ‘Priority Actions’ for 2006-7, i.e. flagship initiatives for the Partnership. All partners are strongly committed to jointly delivering these in 2006-7. These Priority Actions are:
Establish Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company (URC)
Ongoing development of shared delivery of health and other services, e.g. via Garrison development in Millport
Redevelopment of Ayrshire Central Hospital site, Irvine
Development of North West Resource Centre, Largs – co-location of staff from partner agencies
Development of Montgomery Court, Kilbirnie – intermediate care facility for people with dementia
Deliver Year 2 of the Regeneration Outcome Agreement (ROA) across our 6 Regeneration Areas, supported by £4.7 million of Community Regeneration Funding
Support the ongoing physical renewal and planning for renewal of key areas of North Ayrshire, to secure investment and employment opportunities (e.g. Ardrossan Harbour, Vineburgh Housing Regeneration Area, Lochshore/ Kilbirnie town centre)
Development and Launch of new Community Plan, 2006-2016.
Progress in implementing the Community Plan will be monitored via:
An annual report on progress against the 48 high-level Community Plan Indicators. Baselines for each indicator are provided in the Community Plan, whilst annual targets are in the Annual Review and Action Plan. The targets will be reviewed each year, when the Annual Review and Action Plan is updated.
Quarterly reporting on progress against each of the actions in the Action Plan. Overall progress over the year will be reported when the Annual Review and Action Plan is updated.
The Community Plan will be made available in full and summary form at the Liaison Meeting, along with copies of the Annual Review and Action Plan. A DVD will also be shown at the Meeting, entitled ‘North Ayrshire – A Better Life’. This 10-minute film was commissioned by the CPP from Big Media, North Ayrshire’s young film-makers, for the launch event. The film includes a range of local people talking about their experiences of life in North Ayrshire, and their views on ‘A Better Life’ and each of the 7 Priorities.
A special People's Panel survey was also carried out as part of the Community Plan development, to enable us to measure change in communities over time. Panel members were asked what they liked most and least about life in North Ayrshire, about how they felt their own life had changed over the past 10 years and their expectations for the next 10 years, how they rated their own communities in relation to the 7 Community Plan Priorities, and what could be done to give people in North Ayrshire 'a better life'. A presentation will be made at the meeting outlining the findings of this survey.
This report provides a summary update for the Liaison Meeting on recent developments in community planning. At the Meeting, a presentation will be made covering the new Community Plan and the People's Panel survey, and the DVD 'North Ayrshire - A Better Life' will be shown.
The Community Plan contains a number of clearly stated commitments by all partner organisations, to ensure the Vision of 'A Better Life' is achieved over the next 10 years.
All community planning partners have been consulted on the development, delivery and monitoring of the Community Plan.
The publication of the Community Plan is an important step forward for North Ayrshire CPP. The development of the shared Vision of 'A Better Life' and the 7 shared Priorities, and the stated commitment of all partners to delivering the Action Plan (and particularly the Priority Actions within it) indicates that the Partnership continues to develop and mature.
For further information please contact Justina Murray, Community Planning Co-ordinator , on 01294 324715