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IMPROVING THE STREET SCENE WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL CONFERENCE Wednesday 7 th June 2006 PowerPoint Presentation
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  1. IMPROVING THE STREET SCENE WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL CONFERENCE Wednesday 7th June 2006 PRESENTATION ON STREET SCENE DAVID STEADMAN Adur Town Centres & Street Scene Coordinator

  2. STREET SCENE - WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? • Environment • Visual quality • Cleanliness • Feeling safe and comfortable

  3. STREET SCENE - THE SCOPE • Street Scene covers all the services that Adur District Council provides to care for its streets; including:- • Waste Management and Cleansing Services • Street cleansing: abandoned vehicles: dog fouling: refuse collection: recycling: trade waste • Graffiti: fly posting; fly tipping • Other Services • Town Centre Management • Off-street car parks: parks and open spaces: lighting: public conveniences: bus shelters • Some Other Street Based Issues • Transport (traffic, congestion, safety) • Crime and Community Safety (violent crime, fear of crime) • Business and Local Economy (regeneration, major employers)

  4. STREET SCENE - THE WAY FORWARD • A Street Scene Strategy • We are developing a Street Scene strategy so that it is clear to everyone what the Council intends to do and it will be driven by the Corporate Strategy, community priorities and align with the Council’s Vision • This will guide the way to continuous improvement in street scene It will help steer decision making to allocate resources to achieve these improvements • A Partnership • The Council will need its partners in the wider community to be able to deliver its Strategy • It must build on the existing links with a range of public, private and voluntary organisations to work together to improve the quality of life

  5. STREET SCENE - THE TEAM • The team (created in September 2005) comprises: • David Steadman – Town Centre Manager and Street Scene Co-ordinator • Lesley Hunt – Street Scene Project Officer • The team work directly to Les Mockford, Head of Strategy, AWS • Through that link to the Chief Officers Management Team, giving it a high priority within the Council

  6. STREET SCENE - THE TEAM • A Street Scene Working Group has been formed to ensure coordination and clarity across all sectors involved in Street Scene issues. • Adur Councillors • Adur Officers (Planning, Waste Management, Car parks, Parks and Open Spaces, Housing, Street Scene and Town Centres. (Others as required) • Representatives from WSCC (Highways and Street Scene). Other key stakeholders as required.

  7. STREET SCENE - WHAT THE TEAM IS DOING • SPRUCE IT UP CAMPAIGN !!!! • FISHERSGATE • Aims: • Work with local partners to improve the local environment • Increase Civic Pride • Reduce the fear of crime • Improve communication with residents • Improve the local economy and attract new business • Improve the visual quality of the area

  8. STREET SCENE - SPRUCE IT UP CAMPAIGN • PHASE ONE- FISHERSGATE • The Community Plan identified Fishersgate as one of Councils priority areas in need of street scene improvements • ISSUES • Mixed uses both residential and industrial. • Lack of street furniture • Poor visual quality of both council housing and industrial units • Streets appear bland, grey and uninteresting • Significant incidents of dog fouling, litter and fly tipping • Lack of community involvement

  9. STREET SCENE SPRUCE IT UP CAMPAIGN !!!!FISHERSGATESome of the issues

  10. STREET SCENE SPRUCE IT UP CAMPAIGN !!!!FISHERSGATESome of the issues

  11. STREET SCENE - SPRUCE IT UP CAMPAIGN • ACTIONS • Deep clean of street and other areas • Removal of Graffiti and Fly-Posting • Installation of new street furniture. Dog bins, litter bins, community notice boards • Highway works including lining, surfacing and road signs • Fire safety checks on residential and business premises • Removal of bulky waste • Abandoned vehicle checks • Improving and greening the environment • Community event

  12. STREET SCENE - SPRUCE IT UP CAMPAIGN • PARTNERS Involved in the Campaign • WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL • SUSSEX POLICE • WEST SUSSEX FIRE & RESUCE SERVICE • RESIDENTS and the RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION • ADUR DISTRICT and COUNTY COUNCIL COUNCILLORS • HOUSING, WASTE MANAGEMENT, PARKS • COMMUNITY WELLBEING • SOUTHERN RAILWAY • LOCAL BUSINESSES

  13. STREET SCENE - SPRUCE IT UP • ONGOING ACTIVITIES • Set up a Community led working group • Address issues that require a long term solution such as: • Unused garage compounds • Alleys and service areas • Private land • Taking forward art projects to improve the built environment • Improving communal housing areas including improved bin storage • Building ownership through a community action team

  14. CONCLUSIONS THE OVERALL TASK IS TO: Create a clean, green, safe environment for all Adur residents and visitors Re-vitalise Adur Establish a culture where street scene is recognised as a key feature of direct service provision

  15. Finally. Thank you for your time and interest. It is that which will provide the basis for us all moving forward to a better tomorrow, together