Our Community Action Plan was accepted by the First Steps organisation who funded our project and approved by the Dept. of Communities and Local Government in early April.
The Plan was formally accepted by the Henbury and Brentry Community Council on 21st April.
We held a Launch Event in Henbury Village Hall on 13th July 2016. This was funded by the Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing Fund and was attended by over fifty residents and representatives of local groups and organisations who enjoyed light refreshments prepared by volunteers. Councillor Margaret Hickman spoke warmly on behalf of Bristol City Council in welcoming the plan, which was published at the event. Forty people took away full colour copies of the plan
Two versions of the Plan are available from the links below:
Full plan complete with photos/ drawings/graphics
Text of the full plan without photos, etc
Full Survey graphical summaries
and a table of all 133 specific actions embedded in the plan can be viewed here (if you need the password please use the register option): Specific Actions in our CAP
Work has now commenced on delivering the plan with very significant progress on the Community Centre front (see separate post for details) and the team facilitating the provision of Youth Services and Facilities is setting about bringing together all organisations involved with youth in the area to adopt a general approach
If you would like a full copy of the plan please request one by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Eight members of the Plan Steering Group took on the task of compiling one or more of the twelve sections of our draft plan which was submitted to the Community Development Foundation on 23rd November.
The twelve sections are:
- Traffic & Transport
- Youth Services & Provision
- Health & Wellbeing
- Education, Learning & Jobs
- Arts, Leisure & Culture
- Housing & Development
- Older People in our Community
- Sports & Fitness
- Getting Involved, Newsletter & Social Media
- Parks, Open Spaces & Growing
- Community Buildings
- Crime & Safety Issues
The full document can be viewed or downloaded here
Our draft plan is built on the views expressed by well over 350 local residents who returned a completed survey. We also put considerable weight on the views expressed at the Community Plan Conference in October.
But the plan is only in draft at the moment and needs considerable work to clarify who will be taking the required actions forward and precisely what some of those actions will be. This has to be completed by the third week of February.
If you can contribute in any way or suggest amendments to the draft plan we’d be very happy to hear from you. You can leave a comment using the link just below the title of this post, use the Contact Us menu option or email directly
Significant effort went into setting up the Community Conference on 24th October in Henbury School with great support from members of the Community Action Plan ( CAP ) Steering Committee , Keith Houghton from our Neighbourhood Partnership and Jose Barco from the First Steps scheme who have helped fund the CAP survey and this conference.
On the Conference day we were honoured to have the Lord Mayor, Councillor Clare Campion-Smith, who came mid morning to encourage us along the path to producing our plan and to help us with Prize Draw. It was the luck of the draw that none of the names drawn were actually present so there will be a presentation of the desirable prizes including £100 cash and 2 months full membership of Henbury Leisure Centre.
The Conference itself commence with a short introduction from Mark Weston, Councillor and Brentry resident, an explanation of the First Steps Programme by Jose Barco and a briefing for the main table workshop sessions by Tim Parkinson.
The morning and afternoon workshop sessions were set up for six tables each. The twelve table topics, which are likely to form the chapters of the CAP were in the morning: Travel & Transport; Arts, Leisure & Culture; Health & Wellbeing; Sport & Fitness; Older People; Community Safety & Crime. In the afternoon the tables were: Education, Learning & Jobs; Community Buildings & Facilities; Youth Opportunities & Services; Parks, Open Spaces & Growing; Housing & Development; Getting Involved, Newsletter & Social Media.
Most of the table discussions, which were looking to prioritise the key features for inclusion in the plan, benefited from the presence of Bristol City Council officers or members of Avon & Somerset Police or Local GP Practice. These people kindly gave up most of the day to support our community and we are grateful to them.
Finally it was left to Tim Parkinson to conclude the conference by inviting further assistance in finalising the plan from those present. (The deadline for completion is the third week of February 2016.)And he did this with a loud peal on his handbell!
Post conference note: The best way to keep abreast of how the plan is developing is to follow our Twitter for Plan @handbcap You will also be able follow progress on henburybrentrycommunity.org.uk and the Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hbccnews
As at the beginning of October we have received nearly 350 completed surveys. This achievement is due to the hard work of our newsletter deliverers in July backed up by two months of door knocking by our valued team of Community Survey Volunteers.
The collection of paper surveys has now closed (Delivery points have SAE envelopes fo any latecomers. However it will continue to be possible to complete the survey online for the next couple of weeks with the link https://app.surveygizmo.com/distribute/share-pane/lid/2715047
And we are now working hard to prepare for the Community Conference on 24th October at Henbury School. This will be the first opportunity to assess the results from the survey and start building the Community Plan
The Summer Newsletter is now being delivered to every house in Henbury and Brentry. At the same time a paper version of the Community Action Plan survey is coming with the newsletter.
The Community Action Plan will be built on results of the survey so do please find the 30 mins it will take to complete the full survey. It is so important that we get responses from all parts of our community.
The online version of the survey which you can complete as an alternative to the paper version is available at henburybrentrycommunity.org.uk/survey
Additional paper copy can be downloaded and printed from the above link
To encourage participation in the survey all entrants can opt to be included in the prize draw with the following prizes: –
3 months swimming lessons for adult or child at Henbury Leisure Centre
1 prize of £100 cash
2 prizes of £50 cash
5 prizes of £10 cash