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Community Planning Background What is Community Planning? Community Planning is a process which helps public agencies to work together with the community to plan and deliver better services which make a real difference to people's lives. (Improvement Service)

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Community Planning

Background


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What is Community Planning?

Community Planning is a process which helps public agencies to work together with the community to plan and deliver better services which make a real difference to people's lives. (Improvement Service)

Rooted in the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 that places a statutory duty on the Council to lead the process and for others to support community planning


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How did it start in Argyll?

  • Got underway well before the 2003 legislation

  • Small group of partners in Management Committee, chaired by AIE

  • Concentrated on “what were we not delivering?”

  • Should we focus on poverty/excluded/SIMD?

  • Should we focus on jobs/housing/transport?

  • Who was “the community”?


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How did we know what the community wanted/cared about/valued?

  • Ask the Community Councils?

  • Utilise a Citizen’s Panel?

  • Receive direction about how financial allocations are made?


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2009- how is Argyll and Bute performing? about/valued?

  • We have a revised Community Plan almost completed

  • We have a Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) in place

  • We have a “vigorous”* Partnership who have been involved in the CP and SOA preparation

  • There is a strong sense of partnership working

  • We still need to improve buy-in from some partners at all levels of their organisations……should that be ALL partners?

  • We still need to overcome “silo working”

    * “vigorous” = debate and argument!


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Community Planning about/valued?

Partnership working


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CPP high level structure about/valued?

Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership (CPP)

Thematic Groups

(Policy and Performance Groups plus partners)

CPP Management Committee

Strategic Partnerships

Local Area Community Planning Groups

(area committees plus partners)


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Partnership principles about/valued?

  • Clarity

  • Openness

  • Trust

  • Shared goals and values

  • Regular communication

  • Review


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Thematic Groups about/valued?(Policy and Performance Groups plus partners)

Economic

Theme Group

Lead – HIE

A&B Elected Members

Scottish Enterprise

ABSEN

ABC (Head of Economic Development)

Skills Development Scotland

(+ Transport)

Environmental

Theme Group

Lead - SNH

A&B Elected Members

SEPA

Crofters/Deer/Forestry Commissions

SRPID

LLTNP

ABC (Head of Facilities)

Thematic Groups

Social Affairs

Theme Group

Lead – ABC head of Community Services

A&B Elected Members

Strathclyde Police

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue

NHS Highland

Third Sector

RSLs


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Local Area Community Planning groups about/valued?

Argyll and Bute CPP

Management Committee

Supported by Chief Executives Unit

Local Area Community Planning Groups

Supported by Corporate Services

MAKI

B & C

OLI

H & L


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Core partners about/valued?

  • Argyll and Bute Council

  • Strathclyde Police

  • Strathclyde Fire and Rescue

  • NHS Highland (AB CHP)

  • Third Sector

  • Community Councils

  • Housing Associations

  • MOD (for Helensburgh and Lomond Area CPP Group)

  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (for Helensburgh and Lomond & Bute and Cowal Area CPP Group)


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Local Area Community Planning Groups about/valued?

Terms of Reference

  • To develop and maintain Area Plans within Community Plan outcomes.

  • Monitor and review achievement of local outcomes using agreed performance measures

  • Support and encourage effective collaboration and coordination between community based organisations operating in the local area

  • Give effect to the Community Engagement Strategy at a local level


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Local Area Community Planning Groups – key tasks about/valued?

  • Community engagement

    • Membership of the LACPG

    • Links to the community

  • Develop the Area Community Plan

    • Align to community plan priorities

    • Identify local priorities

  • Performance management

    • Agree scorecards for each LACPG

    • Scrutinise performance and actions to address weaknesses

  • Forward looking

    • What are the future challenges?

    • How might we address these?


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Community Planning about/valued?

Community Engagement


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STAKEHOLDERS about/valued?

  • General Public  National Government

    • Community groups

    • Service users

    • Third sector organisations

      • Voluntary groups

      • Community groups

      • Social enterprises

    • Advocacy groups

    • CPP partners



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Community engagement ambition about/valued?

  • To strengthen and extend community planning processes

  • Increase community involvement in community planning processes – locally and on key topics

  • To build capacity of organisations and communities

  • To share experiences, knowledge, skills and resources


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Principles about/valued?

  • Empowerment

  • Participation

  • Inclusion

  • Self-determination

  • Partnership


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Local Area Community Planning Groups – community engagement role

  • Provide effective links

  • Support customers, citizens and communities

  • Rationalise and revitalise existing local partnerships

  • Lead the way with community consultation and participation

  • Develop a Local Area Community Plan

  • Ensure principles of Community Planning are adhered to


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Benefits for all engagement role

  • Plan and provide localised services

  • Empower people – defining the vision for their communities

  • Better communication and understanding

  • Measure and manage performance

  • Encourage involvement – building on ‘responsible citizenship’

  • Improves relationships

  • Builds capacity - knowledge and skills


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“Better Community Engagement” engagement role

  • Integrated Scottish Government programme to develop skills, learning and networking

    • Ten projects across Scotland

  • Supporting and improving practice

    • Training programme and materials

    • Supported learning and evaluation

  • Establish working models for effective learning

  • Provide an evidence base

    • of how we engage with communities

    • for future development

  • Key Aspects

    • Advisory group

    • Shared ownership – local and national

    • Sustainable learning


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Benefits to us! engagement role

  • National recognition

  • Identify and support good practice

  • Development of support and learning materials

  • Learn from other projects across Scotland

  • Identify different methods of delivery

  • Learn key lessons on sustainable community engagement

  • Better community engagement in Argyll and Bute


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Community Planning engagement role

The Community Plan


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The new community plan engagement role

  • Content developed through dialogue led by thematic leads

    • Douglas Cowan, HIE

    • Andrew Campbell, SNH

    • Douglas Hendry, ABC

  • Discussion with chairs of Thematic Groups

  • Agreed in principle by the CPP

  • Community Engagement is fundamental to evolving plan



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Creating employment and prosperity by developing: engagement role

• competitive and successful businesses

• our sustainable economic assets

• vibrant towns that are centres of economic activity

We will support and develop competitive and successful businesses by -

• providing advice and support to assist businesses to grow

• target support for the businesses with the greatest potential for growth

We will sustain our local assets by -

• supporting the development of our renewable energy industry

• assisting in the development of the marine science sector

We will work together to ensure our towns are vibrant centres of economic activity by -

• supporting the CHORD(Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay and Dunoon) Waterfront Regeneration Projects


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Protect and enhance our built, natural, and managed environment whilst:

• promoting our cultural, social and natural heritage

• using our environment to create employment and prosperity

• protecting our unique area

We will promote our cultural, social and natural heritage by -

• Improving access to woodlands

• Promoting health and wellbeing through activities such as cycling and walking

We will utilise our environment to create employment and prosperity by -

• Working with our business partners and communities to ensure renewable energy

developments compliment landscape and biodiversity

• Ensuring good access to the Scottish Rural Development Programme to support rural businesses

• Promoting high quality design of efficient housing and other built structures

We will protect our unique area by -

• Protecting iconic species and habitats

• Adopting best practice for the management of sensitive woodlands


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For safe, healthy, caring and diverse communities where: environment whilst:

• services are planned and delivered based on local needs

• overall health, well being, independence and social inclusion are improved

• people feel safe and secure

  • our diverse culture is celebrated

We will plan our services based on local need by -

• working in partnership to develop integrated joint services

• make learning services available to people of all ages in all our communities

• shift the balance of care from ‘institutional’ to ‘home based’

We will improve overall health, wellbeing, independence and social inclusion by -

• redesigning our health and social care services to ensure people are supported to improve their lives

• redesign health and social care services to improve access for all groups

We will help people feel safe and secure by -

• increasing the rate of building on new affordable housing

• working with communities to identify their community safety issues and needs

We will celebrate our diverse culture by -

• creating more and better leisure facilities

• ensuring there is a legacy from the London 2012 Olympics and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games


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• map and make improvements to existing community engagement mechanisms

• ensuring good communications are established at all levels

• to strengthen and extend community planning processes

• increase community involvement in community planning processes – locally and on key topics

• to build capacity of organisations and communities

• to share experiences, knowledge, skills and resources

• finding out which subjects communities are most interested in

• extend and improve capacity building work with communities

• encourage all organisations to evaluate the way they engage with communities

• delivering an annual CPP Conference in partnership with 3rd Sector and other CPP

partners

  • • reviewing and developing mechanisms for engagement with specific equalities groups

  • • holding an annual youth participation event

  • supporting young people to attend and participate at the Scottish Youth Parliament

• develop a Community Engagement Toolkit that is accessible to all

• championing successful initiatives of volunteers, communities and service providers


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