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Southwick’s Neighbourhood Plan Progress Report.

We are now making some very real progress with this community lead initiative.

Currently we are pulling together all the factual information required to produce an evidence based Neighbourhood Plan for Southwick.

In addition, a professional consultant who specialises in Neighbourhood Planning has been appointed. As a result, we now have a detailed plan that will take us all the way through the process to facilitate production of a Neighbourhood Plan

We have also formed a Steering Committee, comprised of Parish Council Members and Members of the Community.  

The immediate focus of the Steering Committee is to complete all Scoping Research, progress with Community Engagement and undertake a comprehensive Housing Needs Survey.

But please see below, a more detailed summary of progress to-date:

  • Neighbourhood Designated Area approved, May 2016.
  • Steering Committee initiated, June 2017.
  • Grant Funding approved Sept 2017.
  • Professional Consultant recruited, Oct 2017.
  • Scoping Research and Community Engagement underway, Oct 2017.

Immediate Next Steps

  • Progress and complete Scoping Research and Community Engagement. Oct-Dec 2017
  • Initiate Landscape Gap Study. Oct 2017
  • Initiate Housing Needs Survey. Nov 2017

Clearly, there are a lot of interesting activities going on and much work still to do.

If you would like to get involved and be part of Southwick’s Neighbourhood Planning, the Steering Committee would be more than happy to hear from you. Please see below contact details should you wish to contribute in some way.

Kind regards

Cllr John Eaton, Chair Southwick Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee.

Contact: John.eatonpdq@gmail.com

Grants from our Community Benefit Fund

Applications for funding from Southwick Parish Council

Do you

  • or a group of friends have an idea of a project to improve things for people living in Southwick but lack the necessary funding?
  • or do you belong to an organisation that needs funding support?

Background

Following on from protracted negotiations with developers during the planning processes for Solar Farms in Southwick your Parish Council reached contractual  agreements that mean we are now receiving “community benefit funds” to be used by the Parish Council “as it sees fit, as long as the use of funds is to the benefit of residents”.

This year we have received £1,000 from the Bradley Road Solar Farm.

Applications

We therefore welcome applications both from Southwick Village and others providing Southwick Residents will benefit. 

We have decided to fund an appropriate number of applications under £500

All applications will be considered on their merits by the Parish Council.  Our wish is that any  grant is used as “capital funds” to create an ongoing lasting impact or legacy.  We do not wish to support/subsidize normal running expenses.

Funds not allocated this year will be carried forward to next year's round of applications.  Applications must be received by the Parish Clerk by 31st October.2017

Please note that any grants awarded must be claimed by the 31st August.2018

Application forms are to be found on the home page of Southwick Parish Council www.southwickwilts.co.uk or are available from the Parish Council Clerk.

Download form: Grant-form.pdf

 

A letter from Community Policing Team Inspector Andy Fee on the 101 system:

There has been a significant shift in the way we manage our demand within the Police Service. The Community Policing Model recognises that the Police service is being asked to do more with less and helps to address this fact by resolving the problem at the first point of contract, whilst assessing the Threat, Harm and Risk associated with the contact without necessarily tasking an officer to attend in the first instance.  The adage they work to in our Communication Centre is to get it right first time.  Consequently, by doing more initially, this has seen an increase in waiting times for people to be answered.  There are several factors that need to be considered here.

The first point is that under the CPT Model, calls for immediate help have seen an improvement.  If calls were answered quicker and pushed through the system, this would not be the case.  I hope this point is accepted as being the right stance.

The second point is that we have gone through, and continue to go through, a significant recruitment phase for many roles within the CPT.  Police Officers, PCSO, Local Crime Investigators and Prisoner Transport Team members have all been recruited.  Where do we find people with the right skills to do these roles?  One area is our Communication Centre.  These are members of Police Staff who have been trained in aspects of law and have good communication skills.  It is not surprising that they then wish to use their training and continue to develop.  Consequently recruitment and retention of staff is a significant factor, however to reassure you our Communication Centre Leadership team have a well-established rolling recruitment programme in place.

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Southwick’s Neighbourhood Plan Progress Report.

We are now making some very real progress with this community lead initiative.

Currently we are pulling together all the factual information required to produce an evidence based Neighbourhood Plan for Southwick.

In addition, a professional consultant who specialises in Neighbourhood Planning has been appointed. As a result, we now have a detailed plan that will take us all the way through the process to facilitate production of a Neighbourhood Plan

We have also formed a Steering Committee, comprised of Parish Council Members and Members of the Community.  

The immediate focus of the Steering Committee is to complete all Scoping Research, progress with Community Engagement and undertake a comprehensive Housing Needs Survey.

But please see below, a more detailed summary of progress to-date:

  • Neighbourhood Designated Area approved, May 2016.
  • Steering Committee initiated, June 2017.
  • Grant Funding approved Sept 2017.
  • Professional Consultant recruited, Oct 2017.
  • Scoping Research and Community Engagement underway, Oct 2017.

Immediate Next Steps

  • Progress and complete Scoping Research and Community Engagement. Oct-Dec 2017
  • Initiate Landscape Gap Study. Oct 2017
  • Initiate Housing Needs Survey. Nov 2017

Clearly, there are a lot of interesting activities going on and much work still to do.

If you would like to get involved and be part of Southwick’s Neighbourhood Planning, the Steering Committee would be more than happy to hear from you. Please see below contact details should you wish to contribute in some way.

Kind regards

Cllr John Eaton, Chair Southwick Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee.

Contact: John.eatonpdq@gmail.com

Grants from our Community Benefit Fund

Applications for funding from Southwick Parish Council

Do you

  • or a group of friends have an idea of a project to improve things for people living in Southwick but lack the necessary funding?
  • or do you belong to an organisation that needs funding support?

Background

Following on from protracted negotiations with developers during the planning processes for Solar Farms in Southwick your Parish Council reached contractual  agreements that mean we are now receiving “community benefit funds” to be used by the Parish Council “as it sees fit, as long as the use of funds is to the benefit of residents”.

This year we have received £1,000 from the Bradley Road Solar Farm.

Applications

We therefore welcome applications both from Southwick Village and others providing Southwick Residents will benefit. 

We have decided to fund an appropriate number of applications under £500

All applications will be considered on their merits by the Parish Council.  Our wish is that any  grant is used as “capital funds” to create an ongoing lasting impact or legacy.  We do not wish to support/subsidize normal running expenses.

Funds not allocated this year will be carried forward to next year's round of applications.  Applications must be received by the Parish Clerk by 31st October.2017

Please note that any grants awarded must be claimed by the 31st August.2018

Application forms are to be found on the home page of Southwick Parish Council www.southwickwilts.co.uk or are available from the Parish Council Clerk.

Download form: Grant-form.pdf

 

A letter from Community Policing Team Inspector Andy Fee on the 101 system:

There has been a significant shift in the way we manage our demand within the Police Service. The Community Policing Model recognises that the Police service is being asked to do more with less and helps to address this fact by resolving the problem at the first point of contract, whilst assessing the Threat, Harm and Risk associated with the contact without necessarily tasking an officer to attend in the first instance.  The adage they work to in our Communication Centre is to get it right first time.  Consequently, by doing more initially, this has seen an increase in waiting times for people to be answered.  There are several factors that need to be considered here.

The first point is that under the CPT Model, calls for immediate help have seen an improvement.  If calls were answered quicker and pushed through the system, this would not be the case.  I hope this point is accepted as being the right stance.

The second point is that we have gone through, and continue to go through, a significant recruitment phase for many roles within the CPT.  Police Officers, PCSO, Local Crime Investigators and Prisoner Transport Team members have all been recruited.  Where do we find people with the right skills to do these roles?  One area is our Communication Centre.  These are members of Police Staff who have been trained in aspects of law and have good communication skills.  It is not surprising that they then wish to use their training and continue to develop.  Consequently recruitment and retention of staff is a significant factor, however to reassure you our Communication Centre Leadership team have a well-established rolling recruitment programme in place.

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Southwick’s Neighbourhood Plan Progress Report.

We are now making some very real progress with this community lead initiative.

Currently we are pulling together all the factual information required to produce an evidence based Neighbourhood Plan for Southwick.

In addition, a professional consultant who specialises in Neighbourhood Planning has been appointed. As a result, we now have a detailed plan that will take us all the way through the process to facilitate production of a Neighbourhood Plan

We have also formed a Steering Committee, comprised of Parish Council Members and Members of the Community.  

The immediate focus of the Steering Committee is to complete all Scoping Research, progress with Community Engagement and undertake a comprehensive Housing Needs Survey.

But please see below, a more detailed summary of progress to-date:

  • Neighbourhood Designated Area approved, May 2016.
  • Steering Committee initiated, June 2017.
  • Grant Funding approved Sept 2017.
  • Professional Consultant recruited, Oct 2017.
  • Scoping Research and Community Engagement underway, Oct 2017.

Immediate Next Steps

  • Progress and complete Scoping Research and Community Engagement. Oct-Dec 2017
  • Initiate Landscape Gap Study. Oct 2017
  • Initiate Housing Needs Survey. Nov 2017

Clearly, there are a lot of interesting activities going on and much work still to do.

If you would like to get involved and be part of Southwick’s Neighbourhood Planning, the Steering Committee would be more than happy to hear from you. Please see below contact details should you wish to contribute in some way.

Kind regards

Cllr John Eaton, Chair Southwick Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee.

Contact: John.eatonpdq@gmail.com

Grants from our Community Benefit Fund

Applications for funding from Southwick Parish Council

Do you

  • or a group of friends have an idea of a project to improve things for people living in Southwick but lack the necessary funding?
  • or do you belong to an organisation that needs funding support?

Background

Following on from protracted negotiations with developers during the planning processes for Solar Farms in Southwick your Parish Council reached contractual  agreements that mean we are now receiving “community benefit funds” to be used by the Parish Council “as it sees fit, as long as the use of funds is to the benefit of residents”.

This year we have received £1,000 from the Bradley Road Solar Farm.

Applications

We therefore welcome applications both from Southwick Village and others providing Southwick Residents will benefit. 

We have decided to fund an appropriate number of applications under £500

All applications will be considered on their merits by the Parish Council.  Our wish is that any  grant is used as “capital funds” to create an ongoing lasting impact or legacy.  We do not wish to support/subsidize normal running expenses.

Funds not allocated this year will be carried forward to next year's round of applications.  Applications must be received by the Parish Clerk by 31st October.2017

Please note that any grants awarded must be claimed by the 31st August.2018

Application forms are to be found on the home page of Southwick Parish Council www.southwickwilts.co.uk or are available from the Parish Council Clerk.

Download form: Grant-form.pdf

 

A letter from Community Policing Team Inspector Andy Fee on the 101 system:

There has been a significant shift in the way we manage our demand within the Police Service. The Community Policing Model recognises that the Police service is being asked to do more with less and helps to address this fact by resolving the problem at the first point of contract, whilst assessing the Threat, Harm and Risk associated with the contact without necessarily tasking an officer to attend in the first instance.  The adage they work to in our Communication Centre is to get it right first time.  Consequently, by doing more initially, this has seen an increase in waiting times for people to be answered.  There are several factors that need to be considered here.

The first point is that under the CPT Model, calls for immediate help have seen an improvement.  If calls were answered quicker and pushed through the system, this would not be the case.  I hope this point is accepted as being the right stance.

The second point is that we have gone through, and continue to go through, a significant recruitment phase for many roles within the CPT.  Police Officers, PCSO, Local Crime Investigators and Prisoner Transport Team members have all been recruited.  Where do we find people with the right skills to do these roles?  One area is our Communication Centre.  These are members of Police Staff who have been trained in aspects of law and have good communication skills.  It is not surprising that they then wish to use their training and continue to develop.  Consequently recruitment and retention of staff is a significant factor, however to reassure you our Communication Centre Leadership team have a well-established rolling recruitment programme in place.

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Southwick’s Neighbourhood Plan Progress Report.

We are now making some very real progress with this community lead initiative.

Currently we are pulling together all the factual information required to produce an evidence based Neighbourhood Plan for Southwick.

In addition, a professional consultant who specialises in Neighbourhood Planning has been appointed. As a result, we now have a detailed plan that will take us all the way through the process to facilitate production of a Neighbourhood Plan

We have also formed a Steering Committee, comprised of Parish Council Members and Members of the Community.  

The immediate focus of the Steering Committee is to complete all Scoping Research, progress with Community Engagement and undertake a comprehensive Housing Needs Survey.

But please see below, a more detailed summary of progress to-date:

  • Neighbourhood Designated Area approved, May 2016.
  • Steering Committee initiated, June 2017.
  • Grant Funding approved Sept 2017.
  • Professional Consultant recruited, Oct 2017.
  • Scoping Research and Community Engagement underway, Oct 2017.

Immediate Next Steps

  • Progress and complete Scoping Research and Community Engagement. Oct-Dec 2017
  • Initiate Landscape Gap Study. Oct 2017
  • Initiate Housing Needs Survey. Nov 2017

Clearly, there are a lot of interesting activities going on and much work still to do.

If you would like to get involved and be part of Southwick’s Neighbourhood Planning, the Steering Committee would be more than happy to hear from you. Please see below contact details should you wish to contribute in some way.

Kind regards

Cllr John Eaton, Chair Southwick Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee.

Contact: John.eatonpdq@gmail.com

Grants from our Community Benefit Fund

Applications for funding from Southwick Parish Council

Do you

  • or a group of friends have an idea of a project to improve things for people living in Southwick but lack the necessary funding?
  • or do you belong to an organisation that needs funding support?

Background

Following on from protracted negotiations with developers during the planning processes for Solar Farms in Southwick your Parish Council reached contractual  agreements that mean we are now receiving “community benefit funds” to be used by the Parish Council “as it sees fit, as long as the use of funds is to the benefit of residents”.

This year we have received £1,000 from the Bradley Road Solar Farm.

Applications

We therefore welcome applications both from Southwick Village and others providing Southwick Residents will benefit. 

We have decided to fund an appropriate number of applications under £500

All applications will be considered on their merits by the Parish Council.  Our wish is that any  grant is used as “capital funds” to create an ongoing lasting impact or legacy.  We do not wish to support/subsidize normal running expenses.

Funds not allocated this year will be carried forward to next year's round of applications.  Applications must be received by the Parish Clerk by 31st October.2017

Please note that any grants awarded must be claimed by the 31st August.2018

Application forms are to be found on the home page of Southwick Parish Council www.southwickwilts.co.uk or are available from the Parish Council Clerk.

Download form: Grant-form.pdf

 

A letter from Community Policing Team Inspector Andy Fee on the 101 system:

There has been a significant shift in the way we manage our demand within the Police Service. The Community Policing Model recognises that the Police service is being asked to do more with less and helps to address this fact by resolving the problem at the first point of contract, whilst assessing the Threat, Harm and Risk associated with the contact without necessarily tasking an officer to attend in the first instance.  The adage they work to in our Communication Centre is to get it right first time.  Consequently, by doing more initially, this has seen an increase in waiting times for people to be answered.  There are several factors that need to be considered here.

The first point is that under the CPT Model, calls for immediate help have seen an improvement.  If calls were answered quicker and pushed through the system, this would not be the case.  I hope this point is accepted as being the right stance.

The second point is that we have gone through, and continue to go through, a significant recruitment phase for many roles within the CPT.  Police Officers, PCSO, Local Crime Investigators and Prisoner Transport Team members have all been recruited.  Where do we find people with the right skills to do these roles?  One area is our Communication Centre.  These are members of Police Staff who have been trained in aspects of law and have good communication skills.  It is not surprising that they then wish to use their training and continue to develop.  Consequently recruitment and retention of staff is a significant factor, however to reassure you our Communication Centre Leadership team have a well-established rolling recruitment programme in place.

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Southwick’s Neighbourhood Plan Progress Report.

We are now making some very real progress with this community lead initiative.

Currently we are pulling together all the factual information required to produce an evidence based Neighbourhood Plan for Southwick.

In addition, a professional consultant who specialises in Neighbourhood Planning has been appointed. As a result, we now have a detailed plan that will take us all the way through the process to facilitate production of a Neighbourhood Plan

We have also formed a Steering Committee, comprised of Parish Council Members and Members of the Community.  

The immediate focus of the Steering Committee is to complete all Scoping Research, progress with Community Engagement and undertake a comprehensive Housing Needs Survey.

But please see below, a more detailed summary of progress to-date:

  • Neighbourhood Designated Area approved, May 2016.
  • Steering Committee initiated, June 2017.
  • Grant Funding approved Sept 2017.
  • Professional Consultant recruited, Oct 2017.
  • Scoping Research and Community Engagement underway, Oct 2017.

Immediate Next Steps

  • Progress and complete Scoping Research and Community Engagement. Oct-Dec 2017
  • Initiate Landscape Gap Study. Oct 2017
  • Initiate Housing Needs Survey. Nov 2017

Clearly, there are a lot of interesting activities going on and much work still to do.

If you would like to get involved and be part of Southwick’s Neighbourhood Planning, the Steering Committee would be more than happy to hear from you. Please see below contact details should you wish to contribute in some way.

Kind regards

Cllr John Eaton, Chair Southwick Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee.

Contact: John.eatonpdq@gmail.com

Grants from our Community Benefit Fund

Applications for funding from Southwick Parish Council

Do you

  • or a group of friends have an idea of a project to improve things for people living in Southwick but lack the necessary funding?
  • or do you belong to an organisation that needs funding support?

Background

Following on from protracted negotiations with developers during the planning processes for Solar Farms in Southwick your Parish Council reached contractual  agreements that mean we are now receiving “community benefit funds” to be used by the Parish Council “as it sees fit, as long as the use of funds is to the benefit of residents”.

This year we have received £1,000 from the Bradley Road Solar Farm.

Applications

We therefore welcome applications both from Southwick Village and others providing Southwick Residents will benefit. 

We have decided to fund an appropriate number of applications under £500

All applications will be considered on their merits by the Parish Council.  Our wish is that any  grant is used as “capital funds” to create an ongoing lasting impact or legacy.  We do not wish to support/subsidize normal running expenses.

Funds not allocated this year will be carried forward to next year's round of applications.  Applications must be received by the Parish Clerk by 31st October.2017

Please note that any grants awarded must be claimed by the 31st August.2018

Application forms are to be found on the home page of Southwick Parish Council www.southwickwilts.co.uk or are available from the Parish Council Clerk.

Download form: Grant-form.pdf

 

A letter from Community Policing Team Inspector Andy Fee on the 101 system:

There has been a significant shift in the way we manage our demand within the Police Service. The Community Policing Model recognises that the Police service is being asked to do more with less and helps to address this fact by resolving the problem at the first point of contract, whilst assessing the Threat, Harm and Risk associated with the contact without necessarily tasking an officer to attend in the first instance.  The adage they work to in our Communication Centre is to get it right first time.  Consequently, by doing more initially, this has seen an increase in waiting times for people to be answered.  There are several factors that need to be considered here.

The first point is that under the CPT Model, calls for immediate help have seen an improvement.  If calls were answered quicker and pushed through the system, this would not be the case.  I hope this point is accepted as being the right stance.

The second point is that we have gone through, and continue to go through, a significant recruitment phase for many roles within the CPT.  Police Officers, PCSO, Local Crime Investigators and Prisoner Transport Team members have all been recruited.  Where do we find people with the right skills to do these roles?  One area is our Communication Centre.  These are members of Police Staff who have been trained in aspects of law and have good communication skills.  It is not surprising that they then wish to use their training and continue to develop.  Consequently recruitment and retention of staff is a significant factor, however to reassure you our Communication Centre Leadership team have a well-established rolling recruitment programme in place.

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