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Meeting of the Executive held on 04/10/2004
WAVERLEY CULTURAL STRATEGY ACTION PLAN – DRAFT 1




WAVERLEY CULTURAL STRATEGY ACTION PLAN – DRAFT 1 Annexe A
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1.1Provision of skate and wheel sports facilities for young peopleIdentify additional suitable sites within the BoroughGodalming Town Council/Waverley Borough Council approval in principle for skating site at the Burys Field, Godalming. Engaged with skaters re: provision.

Small scale skate provision to be included in Beacon Hill Recreation Ground when funding becomes available.
Executive meeting in June approved the Bury’s site. Complete installation by Autumn 2004



Continue to seek funding for Beacon Hill provision.
October 2004






Ongoing
1.2Support the development of leisure provision identified by Young People (in the Borough). Needs identified include: Cinema, Youth Drop in facilities, Ten-Pin bowling, additional skate parks, youth shopping outlets, youth disco.East Street Development addresses Farnham Youth Needs.
Investigate a sustainable way forward for Youth Arts Drop In Centre at Sculpt It Gallery,
Godalming
Identify sites and funding for provision of youth shelters.
Youth Shelter for Haslemere installed in April 2004





Additional Skateboard facilities installed in Farnham April 2004

Commenced investigation into skateboard provision
Monitor success through Haslemere Town Council of Lion Green Youth Shelter and identify additional sites for youth shelters where needs arise.





Deliver a skateboard facility in central
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in central Godalming
Working with Farnham Youth Project to develop sustainable business plan for drop in centre in Farnham

Agreement to establish Youth SIG to consider services for young people
Godalming.
Progress the proposal for a youth drop in facility in Farnham in partnership with relevant agencies.

Action plan for services for young people to be developed
Ongoing
1.3Develop sustainable sports infra-structure which enables all young people (regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability or socio economic background) to access opportunities from participation through to performance utilising the Active Sports programmeContinue to actively develop and deliver the Active Sports programme throughout the Borough and contribute to the production of the sport specific action plans.The Council has continued to support training and development opportunities in a variety of specific Active Sports for the benefit of young people, coaches and volunteers.Deliver Year 5 of the Active Sports programme. Ongoing
1.4Review current holiday play activity programmes to focus in particular on priority towards economically disadvantaged areas of the BoroughComplete review of Godalming Summertime Special scheme.

Complete review of other schemes
Godalming ‘Summertime Special’ Playscheme successfully delivered providing subsidised access for targeted young peopleProvide causal holiday activities in Aaron’s Hill, Sandy Hill and Chantry's2005




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1.5Provision of leisure and cultural opportunities for young people with disabilitiesSupport Disability Challengers application for residential site at Park School Farnham.
Review holiday play schemes inclusive policies and identify action to increase opportunities.
Work in conjunction with the Surrey Disability Sports Development Officer to develop opportunities.
Waverley Borough Council has continued to support the Disability Challengers proposal.
The new Leisure Development Officer has initiated holiday schemes for young disabled children during both the Easter and Summer holidays.
A joint Disability Challengers/Waverley Borough Council open evening for parents of disabled children in Waverley was held in March 2004.
Leisure Development Officer to continue to provide leisure opportunities for children with disabilities.




Adopt a policy of inclusive play for fixed equipment.
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1.6Work with local partners to develop and promote a corporate play policy and strategyIdentify opportunities for the resourcing of a dedicated Play Development Officer for Waverley to lead on the development of play opportunities in Waverley. No progress made as funding is unavailable for post holder.

Continue to work on existing play initiatives
Consider in the future the opportunities for the funding of a dedicated Play Development Officer for Waverley to lead on the development of play opportunities within the Borough.2005/6

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Youth Special Interest Group to be established to assist the Portfolio Holder for Youth identify key issues and inform the Council’s Youth Action Plan
The Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee confirmed the need for the establishment of the Youth Special Interest Group
1.7Develop opportunities to provide regular sports and arts initiatives for young people in areas of social deprivation and rural areasBid for funding from Active Communities Fund for sports development post in 2003.





Investigate cross agency projects for Aaron’s Hill and Sandy Hill estates.
Active Communities bid halted as funding stream ceased.
New bid to Active England for Healthy Living Co-ordinator submitted March 2004. Partnership bid with Primary Care Trust and Safer Partnership

Funding application made by Borough Funding Officer for Aarons Hill – Play Area implementation 2004/5.
Active England Fund decision awaited.

Post holder appointed for 3 year project to deliver sport and health initiatives in Sandy Hill and Aaron’s Hill.
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2004/05
The Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee wished to highlight the problem of transport in the rural areas and the particular problems of young people getting to other venues.
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Regular art club for 8+ running at the Chantry’s as a direct response to Community Stories Project. Summer project with young people in Ewhurst village as part of the Community Stories project.Continue to delivery art club at the Chantry’s.Ongoing
1.8Investigate opportunities for providing safe places for young people to meet throughout the BoroughConsult with partners and local youth to identify possible solutions. Youth Shelter installed in Haslemere following consultation with young people.

Waverley has established skaters consultative groups at each skate park in the borough.
Work with Youth Service to identify Youth venue in Godalming.

Identify additional sites across the Borough for youth shelters.

Joint Surrey County Council/Waverley Borough Council meetings to align strategies for young people and develop Borough Youth Plan.
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Install basketball provision in Canon Bowerings Recreation Ground through Outdoor Basketball Initiative2204/5
1.9Continue to develop and consolidate sustainable arts work with young peopleDevelop a local network of young people’s agencies and venues to enable sustainable partnership workingYouth Arts research published March 2004. ‘Young People and the Arts in Waverley’ details a pro-active way forward in the provision of sustainable opportunities for young peopleIdentify new arts initiatives for young people.Ongoing
1.10Continue a rolling programme of playground equipment replacement and improvements that will increase their variety and play value across a wide age range including facilities for children with disabilities. Ensure that play areas meet the requirements of the European standard for play equipment and are maintained to high standards of safety and cleanliness.Prioritise provision and needs, and replace and/or remove dilapidated equipment promptly. Seek Partnership/Section 106 funding where possible.Limited progress due to budget pressures and unsuccessful partnership funding bids.Agree Section 106 Policy with Planning. Replace/remove dilapidated equipment as budgetary provision allows.

Update Gostrey Meadow in 2004/5 as priority site.
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Theme 2. Improve access to cultural and leisure facilities for all
2.1Provide advice and assistance to promote diversity in the range of cultural activities available to residentsIdentify any unmet demand for cultural activities through consultation with residentsResponded to enquiries relating to cultural activities within the Borough.

Provision of new activities following various consultations
Continue to engage with residents on issues relating to cultural servicesOngoing
2.2Implement a programme of access adaptations to all Council leisure and cultural facilities, to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) Review Audits and complete action plan
Begin phased implementation
Carry out an access audit of all leisure land.
Action plan completed for leisure buildings. Phased implementation under way.
Undertaken Access Audits in all leisure centres, the Memorial Hall and pavilions. First phase of planned improvements carried out in financial year 2003/04.
Disability Discrimination Act assessment of Playgrounds undertaken. Limited progress on general implementation as insufficient budget allocation for remedial works.
Financial year 2004/05 will continue to implement the agreed plan of improvements at leisure centres and pavilions.



Some playground adjustments will be carried out through allocated Capital Programme, but this is insufficient to address all the issues identified in first year.
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2.3New Leisure Provision to include sports hall and new swimming facilities in GodalmingInvestigate procurement options and identify possible solutions to enable development to go ahead. Partnership funding for Broadwater School Sports Hall provided by Waverley Borough Council
Application to New Opportunities Fund submitted and successful. 600,000 secured.
Ongoing discussions with key Stakeholders re proposal for new leisure centre.
Funding strategy to be confirmed

Broadwater School Sports Hall to be constructed
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2.4Second Sports Hall in Godalming, recommended location at Godalming CollegeSubmit planning application. Related planning application unsuccessful. Currently on hold.Awaiting outcome of appeal.2004
2.5Improve access to school facilities, playing fields and other public buildings for community use. In particular identify additional facilities delivering leisure and cultural opportunities for youth.Develop opportunities as they arise.
Support the 4 Waverley projects, which have been awarded funding by NOF for PE and Sport.
All the main secondary schools in Waverley now have all-weather sports facilities and/or a sports hall, each available for school and community use.Develop opportunities for greater community access to school sites.Ongoing
2.6Continue to consider the provision of capital and/or revenue funding towards the cost of community sports facilities on school sites.Assess opportunity for partnership with Broadwater School NOF project, report to Members Early 2003Bid to the New Opportunities Fund successful.Identify any new proposals which will meet community needs.Ongoing

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2.7Support the operation of the local sports councils in each of the four main settlements so as to increase co-operation, integration, communication and information exchange and strengthen fund-raising potential.Submit application to Sponsored Organisations Scheme for funding in 2003.
Establish regular contacts /meetings
Local Sports Councils awarded Sponsored Organisation Status in 2003/4 with revenue support.Support local sports council’s main events in 2004/05Ongoing
2.8Undertake a local Playing Pitch Strategy to set out a long term strategy for the development of facilities within the Borough Undertake an audit of facilities and standard of provision by May 2003Playing Pitch Strategy completed 2003.

Strategy available to the general public on the website.
Work with clubs to seek additional funding to enable projects to take place.2004/5
2.9Support the development of improved facilities for athletics at Woolmer HillSubmission of application for project to Lottery. To be undertaken following lottery application for Godalming Leisure Needs has been addressed. No developmentsProposal no longer a priority.
The Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee questioned why this was no longer considered to be a priority. It was however accepted that Godalming Leisure Needs was the main priority for the Council.
2.10Work with partners to identify a site(s) suitable for the development of indoor tennis facilities to serve Waverley residentsCritically review and support in principle the application to be made by David Lloyd and Farnham Rugby ClubFull Council agreed in March 2004 the joint application by David Lloyd and Farnham Rugby Club in Farnham.David Lloyd Leisure has withdrawn application for facility in Farnham.2004

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Support an application by Haslemere Tennis Club to the LTA for the development of an indoor tennis facility at Woolmer Hill.Haslemere Tennis Club feasibility study currently being developed by Haslemere Tennis Club.
2.11Ensure maximum leisure and recreational benefits from all new developments through the planning process and seek to address existing shortfallsIdentify Leisure needs and planned initiatives against which Section 106 can be matched. Continued support of planning process in determining applications and calculating contributions based on needs relating to play and outdoor sports provisionDevelop a policy and associated supplementary planning guidance on Section 106 requirements for play facilities and outdoor sports provision for the borough
Ensure the development of cultural services are considered in the formation of the Local Development Framework as it evolves.
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2.12Develop Percent for Art Policy implemented through planning processProduce Report for Members recommending adoption of PolicyNo progress.Draft report to be produced pending the outcome of the emerging local development framework.2004/5

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2.13Ensure that access to leisure and cultural activities is given prominence in any review of the community transport needs so as to improve access to leisure and cultural services for people without cars, especially those in rural areas.Liaise with SCC on Safe Routes to School initiative and provision for cyclists.Contributed to the Safe Routes to schools initiative in Godalming – Broadwater Park.
Commenced review of parks and open spaces byelaws. This will enable cycling on dedicated routes through Parks & Open Spaces.
Continue to support the development of safe routes to schools initiative.
Complete review of byelaws to enable permissible cycling on designated routes.
Ongoing
2.14Seek to achieve a minimum standard of provision for ‘pay and play’ access to indoor sports in each of the four main centres so that core facilities are available to the community, these being:
25 m swimming pool
Teaching pool or area
Health and fitness facilities
4 court sports hall (at least to Sport England minimum standards)
High quality ancillary facilities
Creche facilities
Soft Play facilities
Prioritise and identify additional facilities in Godalming.

Consider additional sports hall provision in Cranleigh and proposal from Cranleigh Baptist Church for joint venture.
Consider Long Term future of Farnham Leisure Centre and age of asset.
Proposals for new Leisure Centre currently being developed.

Sports Hall proposal for Cranleigh on hold.
Progress new leisure centre proposal for Godalming.

Consider refurbishment options for Farnham Sports Centre which may include soft play and catering facilities.
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2.15Support Haslemere Rugby Club with the development of additional pitches and disabled sports provision within clubhouse and within the Edge Sports HallSubmit application to Lottery and WBC Matched Funding for additional funding.Rugby Club offered grant by Waverley Borough Council towards pitch development April 2004. Rugby Football Union loan application successful.
Waverley Borough Council looking into feasibility and costs for lift provision at the Woolmer Hill pavilion and disabled improvements at the Edge.
Support Club in development of new pitches.Ongoing
2.16Review the use and maintenance costs associated with grass court tennis facilities throughout the Borough and consider options for future improvement and/or provisionUndertake audit of current use and needs.Audit of need and utilisation completed.
No funding allocation to implement recommendations.
Identify funding for projects2005/6
2.17Relocation of Brightwells Tennis Club and investigation of options to protect the future of Brightwell Bowling Club and Farnham Youth Project in response to the East Street Development within town centre area.Tennis Club relocated to a suitable site in the context of East Street redevelopment scheme.
Reach a solution regarding the viability of Brightwells Bowling Club remaining in existing site.
Ongoing discussions with tennis club and bowls clubTennis Club relocated to a suitable site in the context of East Street redevelopment scheme.
Reach a solution regarding the future location of the Brightwells Bowling Club.
2004/5
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2.18Support the proposal from Haslemere Swimming Club for a clubroom facility adjacent to the Herons Leisure CentreIdentify suitable site
HSC to produce specification and plans to submit planning application
Waverley Borough Council officers have been working with and advising club officials on the new clubhouse scheme.Identify sources of funding for scheme.Ongoing
2.19Attain UK Quality Accreditation (QUEST) for all sports centresContractors to submit application for assessmentQUEST accreditation for all three leisure centres achieved in 2003.Ongoing assessment.2004/5
2.20Proactively market the Council’s Passport to Leisure Scheme IN2 to target groups in the Borough.
Seek to expand the scheme to offer additional benefits for a wider range of cultural facilities and activities.
Introduce a system of monitoring and evaluation to ensure the scheme meets its objectives.
Undertake an audit of scheme by April 2003No progress made on undertaking audit.

Ongoing promotion of scheme through leisure centres and locality offices.
Undertake an audit of scheme by December 2004.
Establish computerised database for users.
Broaden and re-launch scheme Spring 2005
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2.21Develop an integrated marketing strategy including innovative electronic marketing such as text messaging, for leisure and cultural services managed and supported by Waverley Borough Council.
Assist local organisations with their promotion to encourage greater participation in cultural activities.
Include within the strategy reference to marketing to people with disabilities.
Undertake an audit to identify current marketing activity as the first stage of formulating a marketing strategy for the serviceContinued to support local cultural organisations in marketing their activities through WBC web site, What’s On publication, Waverley Sports Directory, Summertime Hot Pages.

Online arts diary launched 2003 and regular news updates focussing on community activity proved through the Arts Office.
Consider options for improving the generic marketing across the borough2004/5
This was considered by the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee not to be a milestone that could be measurable and needed amendment .
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2.22Investigate and encourage the expansion of and improvements to Waverley Museums to increase their profile and provide opportunity to develop the exhibitions, displays and education programmes, to include joint working, promotion and possible shared resources. Seek to expand intellectual access to all collections and services, particularly to young people. Progress implementation of improvements as resources allow.
Establish Waverley joint museums liaison working group to activate joint initiatives.

Investigate opportunities for external funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Waverley Curators Group reinstated after staff changes in 2003. Initial discussions on joint initiatives progressing.Identify new Waverley Museums joint initiatives.Ongoing
2.23To undertake the steps related to Farnham Museum as set out in the Best Value Performance Plan following its adoption in 2002 Consider options for alternative sites.
Prepare shadow business plans for the operation of the museum as a NPDO in 2003
Council agreed to continue with current model of management and location of MuseumN/A
2.24Support the development of Museum programmes for education and outreachInvestigate opportunities for building on existing education and outreach programmes and strengthen relationships with schools and youth groups.Successful re-launch of Farnham Museum schools service Jan 2004. Investigate opportunities for building on existing education and outreach programmes and strengthen relationships with schools and youth groups.Ongoing

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2.25Explore the means by which public areas in museums and historic houses at present inaccessible to visitors with physical disabilities can be extended in accordance with DDA while adhering to existing historic building restrictions. Include intellectual access to information for people with disabilities.Undertake consultation with agencies representing a variety of disabilities and develop an action plan to address accessibility in line with government policy and DDA legislationAccess action plan for Museums of Farnham and Godalming completed. Develop discovery boxes, and upgrade audio tour guide to address issues of intellectual access and restrictions imposed by historic building at Museum of Farnham. Investigate building adaptations to meet the access needs at Museum of Godalming.Ongoing
2.26Work to achieve commercial cinema in the Farnham area, ideally as part of the East Street development and within the town centreProvision of cinema in FarnhamNo progress made on this actionProvision of cinema in FarnhamOngoing
The Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee did not consider that it was accurate to state that there was 'No progress made on this action.' The Committee considered that good progress had been made on this action in the revised East Street Master Plan.
2.27Work with partners in the amateur and voluntary sector to further develop arts activity and new initiatives in the community.Promote use of parks as a venue for community theatre.Supported the work of NFRC Summer season in Brightwells GardensIdentify suitable projects as part of the annual service planning process.Ongoing
2.28Encourage the development of facilities and services for professional artists and arts related businesses to increase the attractiveness of the area as a home for creative industriesIdentify and support development of affordable studio space for artistsSupport for Self Start Creative Spaces scheme at Farnham Maltings. Identify and support development of affordable studio space for artists.Ongoing

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2.29Provide support and advice to local cultural organisations to assist in the development and improvement of facilities Work with local clubs to address the shortfall in outdoor playing and changing facilities in Farnham and improve the current standard of facilities provided, specifically at Hale, Wrecclesham, Badshot Lea, Farnham Park and Morley Road.

Support the application by Waverley Abbey School to NOF and the Football Foundation for an ATP facility in Tilford to facilitate football.
Leisure officers have been working with a range of clubs and organisations to improve their facilities through partnership funding.






Waverley Abbey application not progressed.
Provide support for Badshot Lea Youth FC to submit a Football Foundation bid autumn 2004.

Continue to provide advice and support to local cultural organisations.


Identify future schemes to meet local need and possible sources of funding
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2.30Respond to the leisure and cultural needs of elderly people within the BoroughIdentify needs by undertaking more specific consultationApplication to Active England Bid for Healthy Living Co-ordinator to coordinate activities for the elderly in Aarons Hill and Sandy Hill.Identify needs by undertaking more specific consultation as part of the Council’s wider consultation strategyOngoing

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Worked with Primary Care Trust on health initiatives delivering programmes for elderly.
Walking for Health initiative developing to meet the needs of elderly.
2.31Ensure tourism information is available across the BoroughUpdate and publish accommodation details.
Develop a co-operative and co-ordinated approach to promoting facilities in and around the Borough
Accommodation list revised. Now only inspected accommodation is promoted, in accordance with national guidelines. Targeted promotion undertaken as part of strategic publications.Future ability to do this severely curtailed by further reductions in resource available for tourism development.Ongoing
2.32Develop IT-based visitor information to supplement leaflet informationLink visitor information on Waverley website. Improved visitor information available through Waverley website, Farnham Town Council website and Cranleigh website. Also improved information about Waverley visitor attractions publicised through www.visitsurrey.com. Further opportunities to make use of IT based visitor information will be undertaken wherever possible. For example, the latest Haslemere Visitor Guide (published by the Haslemere Initiative) will also be available in a web-based format.Ongoing

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Further improvements being made as a result of the Health checks in Cranleigh and Haslemere. Public access computer now available at Haslemere Visitor Information centre as well as Farnham TIC.
2.33Identify areas for improved signage in and around visitor destinations including Parks, Open Spaces and Countryside AreasImplement one signage project annuallyNew signage in Farnham Park installed
Interpretative signage to be installed in Borelli Walk.
Identify key sites requiring improved signage
Installed and stolen in same week!
Ongoing
Theme 3. Maximise Resources
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Provide advice and expertise to local organisations considering National Lottery bids where their proposals are strategically important. Assist local groups, clubs and societies in identifying potential sources of external funding to support development of leisure and cultural facilities.
Maintain co-operation and co-funding agreements with relevant local and regional organisations so as to maximise resources obtained for projects in the Borough.
Support the work of the Farnham (Building Preservation) Trust in developing the Farnham Pottery project.

Support projects, which specifically target the 50+ age group.
Waverley continues to lead in terms of total number and value of awards made to organisations from the lottery. Officers continue to support organisations seeking funding.Continue to support and advise organisations.

Continue to present funding seminars for local groups.
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3.2Work to support Sculpt It Studio and Gallery to develop the long term sustainability of the organisation and use the Sculpt It example as a model for the development of new ventures in other areas of the BoroughSubmit organisational development bid to Arts Council England South East.
Seek Waverley Borough Council sponsored organisation status.
Sculpt It accepted as Waverley Borough Council sponsored organisation in 2003/4 and 2004/5.Ongoing support for organisation.Ongoing.
3.3Support Farnham Maltings in relation to the sustainable development of the building and long term strategies for its success, including improving the provision for live theatreAchievement of major refurbishmentWaverley Borough Council has committed 447,000 partnership funding towards the phase 1schemeSupport the Maltings in generating sufficient funding to undertake phase 1 refurbishment2004/5
3.4Make suitable financial provision for maintaining the fabric of the main Council-owned sites and buildings together with a prioritised schedule of refurbishment and planned maintenance for the period of the strategy Monitor schedule of works as part of capital programmeLeisure Centres and sports pavilions work programme completed in 2003/04.



Small asset repair capital programme set up to enable progress to be made on infrastructure repairs.
Capital budget provision in 2004/05 to enable next tranche of leisure building improvements to take place.Ongoing Rolling Programme
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Provide support for the Cranleigh Arts Centre to assist them in achieving financial stability and continuous improvement in their service delivery, including enhancement of cinema provisionAwait outcome of “organisational development” research funded by Arts Council England South East.Increased financial support for Cranleigh Arts Centre in 2004/5.Continue to work with the arts centre to develop new partnerships and initiatives responding to the outcomes of the ‘organisation development’ research.Ongoing
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3.6Retender Grounds Maintenance Contract in line with legislative requirements and timescales and include parks best value recommendations in new specification.In progressUpdated specification to be completed September 20042004/5
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Theme 4. Reduce the fear of crime and engender citizenship
4.1Develop and support training opportunities for volunteers in leisure and cultural activities particularly to encourage development work with young people.Recruit new volunteers and establish training programmes in range of disciplinesInvestigating youth development opportunities at Museum of Farnham through youth groups and out of hours school clubs.

Delivered a Programme of Coach Education and development as part of Active Surrey Programme.
Recruit new volunteers and establish training programmes in range of disciplines.Ongoing
4.2Increase the number of volunteer days spent on countryside sitesContinue to produce countryside volunteer’s newsletter.1,091 days of volunteer work achieved, which represents a 4% increaseContinue to produce countryside volunteer’s newsletter and undertake tasks.Ongoing
4.3Increase community involvement, social inclusion and safety in Parks & Open Space management by promoting & encouraging community involvement, volunteer activity and formation of ‘Friends Groups’ for cultural issues, projects and site management.Continued support for groups incl: Friends of Farnham Park, Bourne Volunteers, Cranleigh & District Conservation Volunteers, continued to liase with Friends of Broadwater Park.Encourage greater community involvement in delivery of service.Ongoing

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4.4Work with identified communities on the Creative Communities Project to develop consultation mechanisms through arts feeding back to Parish Plans and Waverley’s Community StrategyPilot a series of artists’ residencies in identified communities and feed findings back to relevant strategies.
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Pilots completed December 2003. Follow on projects responding to identified needs are presently being developed in partnership with the communities and relevant agencies.Ongoing
4.5Seek to reduce the public’s fear of crime in parks, open spaces and countryside sites.Identify problem areas through community consultation, complaints and reports. Set up liaison with Police, Community Safety Co-ordinator and SCC Youth Service, Drug Action Team, to develop systems/procedures for dealing with incidents of crime. Assess whether there is a need for a parks patrol service or full-time parks staff in key sites and feed result into grounds maintenance contract at re-tendering stage.Improved liaison with neighbourhood police covering Frensham and Broadwater Park.Working on plans to introduce dedicated Park Rangers for key sites and possible inclusion of an out-of-hours parks security team as part of new Grounds Maintenance Contract (November 2005).Ongoing

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Theme 5. Improve Health
5.1Actively promote the benefits of leisure and cultural activities in achieving a healthy lifestyle, particularly to the target groups.Undertake an audit to identify current marketing activity as the first stage of formulating a marketing strategy for the service by December 2002
Expand the current GP referral schemes within sports centres.
Promote healthy lifestyles through youth events and activities promoted by the service
Worked with the Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust (Farnham Hospital) to develop a pro-active Arts and Health programme focussing on the hospital and day care centres.
GP schemes/Weight Management Schemes expanded. Regular health liaison meetings taking place. Joint bid to Active England for Healthy Living Co-ordinator submitted.
Continue to develop Healthy Living initiatives in partnership with Primary Care Trust. Submit a bid to Arts Council England South East in Summer 2004 for funding to support arts in health projects.Ongoing
5.2Carry out assessments of countryside sites and parks and open spaces to identify and establish links with existing public rights of way/town path, footpath networks or safe routes to school. Produce guide literature to promote “Walking for Health”. Carry out site assessments to identify & establish links to existing or potential `green chains'.
Establish a “Walking for Health” initiative
Produce and promote a set of walks from Frensham Common.
Three walks leaflets based on Frensham produced and promoted. Worked with Godalming Trust on a book of wildlife walks in Godalming.
Walking for Health Group established in Godalming
Look at the feasibility of expanding the Walking for Health initiative into Haslemere 2004/5

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5.3Encourage safe cycling as a healthy leisure pursuit and an alternative means of transport. Provide a network of cycle routes through WBC green spaces and link with SCC rights of way & neighbouring boroughs Support Quiet Lanes initiative and Safe Routes to School initiative.Reviewing bylaws to allow cycling on identified routes in Waverley public open spacesSupport cycling initiatives through Waverley Cycling Forum2004/5
6. An attractive, sustainable environment
6.1Development and delivery of Broadwater Park MasterplanComplete consultation and revise Masterplan by Autumn 2002Elements of the master plan being progressed e.g. Improvements to the lake.Long Term vision considered as part of any future proposals relating to the parkLong Term Vision
6.2Ensure that adequate play provision is made within new developments either through direct provision within larger developments or through off site contributions made towards local improvements. Agree a policy with Planning regarding play and planning developmentsDiscussions with Planning re: adoption of Section 106 policy.New policy and supplementary planning guidance to be produced.2004/5
6.3Ensure that playgrounds meet the requirements of the European standard for play equipment and are maintained to high standards.Ensure that items raised in 6 monthly insurance inspection reports and annual engineering reports are addressed swiftlyOngoingEnsure that items raised in 6 monthly insurance inspection reports and annual engineering reports are addressed swiftly.Ongoing
6.4Adopt a new modern set of Borough-wide Bylaws to include dog control byelaws and changes to allow cycling on specified routesInvestigate means of enabling byelaws to be enforced.Progressing revision of bylaws for parks and open spaces. Working group formed and work in progress. Byelaws to be adopted.2005
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6.5Increase use of Parks & Landscape and Countryside areas by promoting facilities through improved site interpretation, advertisement, information leaflets, & organised walks / activitiesProduction of 4 interpretive panels on Farnham Riverside and Weybourne. Updated contact details on countryside site information boards.
No budgetary provision in 2004/5
Reprint and revise leaflets for Farnham Park and FrenshamOngoing
6.6Support green issues and LA21 Policy to incorporate recycling, sustainability and environmental improvements through sound management and product purchasing policyContinue to update & incorporate green issues in Grounds Maintenance Contract and Countryside management,
Need to investigate dual fuel replacement countryside vehicles.
Identify site for green waste recycling in borough
Exploring feasibility of wood fuelled heating at Broadwater Ranger Office.

Parks & Open Spaces Best Value Review undertaken 2003/4. Issues raised have been analysed and will be incorporated into forthcoming grounds maintenance specification for commencement in November 2005.
Update Grounds Maintenance Contract specification.2004/5
6.7Increase use of parks, open spaces recreation and amenity land by planned landscape improvements including planting, drainage, access and play improvements in line with local needs.Continue to work up site based improvement plans and seek funding for implementationLandscape improvements made in a number of sites across the borough as budget allowed.Completion of priority capital projects in line with funding provision for 2004/5Ongoing

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6.8Prepare management plans for the Boroughs commons, village greens and main Countryside sites (including water areas).Produce a list of existing plans and outline a programme for implementing outstanding plans with a timetable for achievement.Management plans for countryside sites listedProduce updated plan for Frensham and Farnham ParkOngoing
6.9Maintain and enhance Countryside areasProduce and implement management plans.
Improve car parks, site furniture, and natural features.
Establish a ranger office and store at Farnham Park.
Seek to identify funding to employ a full time Ranger for Farnham Park.

Improvements to car park and signing at Frensham. Access improvements made in Farnham Park. Countryside Stewardship Scheme implemented on 5 sites.

Farnham Biodiversity Project completed.
Implement management plans and Countryside Stewardship Schemes. Improve car parks, site furniture, and natural features.

Undertake improvements for disabled access to Farnham park from the south side using suitable materials.
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6.10Improve access for all ages and abilities to Countryside areas including those with special needs.
Increase Educational use of countryside sites.
Work with Surrey County Access Forum and Rights of Way Group
Provide and promote marked wheelchair /pushchair accessible routes.
Launch “Walking for Health initiative” Spring 2003
Continue programme of walks, talks, conservation tasks and children’s events. Improve liaison with local schools. Provide interpretation for the Lamas Lands, Godalming.
Walking for Health initiative launched. Mayors Wildspace Award to improve schools wildlife areas. Programme of schools events and talks carried out by Farnham Biodiversity Project.Continue to delivery ‘Walking for Health’ initiative. Ongoing
6.11Protect and Enhance Biodiversity. Protect wildlife sites and habitats of local, national and international significance.Work to achieve Habitat Action Plan (HAP) Targets.
Investigate means of setting up regular monitoring of wildlife sites.
Support local Biodiversity Action Plan
Managed key sites to help meet Habitat Action Plan (HAP) targets eg extensive pine removal at Frensham,Work to achieve Habitat Action Plan (HAP) Targets. Investigate means ofOngoing

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(BAP) projects.
Educate and inform on biodiversity and nature conservation.
Provide advice to landowners.
Update Natural Resource Survey.
Obtain Local Nature Reserve status for selected countryside sites.
scrub clearance and pond creation at Smithwood Common, conservation grass management introduced on significant commons. Updated information for the Natural Resources Survey to be incorporated into the Countryside Strategy.
English Nature have agreed to Local Nature Reserve designation for 4 sites.
setting up regular monitoring of wildlife sites.
Support local Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) projects. Seek additional resources to fully implement site management plans. Prepare draft Countryside Strategy
6.12Improve knowledge of historic landscapes and protect historic featuresInclude protection of historic features in management plans.
Undertake historical and archaeological survey work.
Historic landscape restoration plan for Farnham Park completed.Co-operate with Surrey Archaeology on civil war survey work in Farnham Park.Ongoing
6.13Continue to support groups that protect and enhance the environment and stimulate interest through promotional and interpretive programmesSupport through the Sponsored Organisations Scheme for Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, Hurtwood Control Heathland Countryside Management Project, Blackwater Valley Countryside Project, Surrey Hills AONBOngoing support for key partners.Ongoing
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6.14Work in partnership with Surrey Hills AONB to deliver arts projects to raise the profile of the AONB through the arts. Projects completedNA
6.15Support the development of all sectors of Tourism in Waverley through targeted actions based on identified needReview actions on an annual basis as part of Economic Action PlanHaslemere was a national pilot 2003/04, in association with Tourism South East to review sector and visitor needs.Future prospects have been curtailed as a result of the budget reductions which are removing the last dedicated staff resource for tourism within Waverley Borough Council. Limited actions will however continue to be undertaken as part of the Economic Development Action Plan and in partnership with other organisations.Long Term
6.16Maintain research-based strategic overview of tourism General Economic Model;
Identify gaps and opportunities
Waverley participating in Hotel sector study run by Tourism South East and also the latest version of the Cambridge Model (to assess value and impact of tourism in Borough. Also working closely with Surrey Hills AONB.The strategic area – continuing to influence at a regional and Surrey level to optimise actions for the rural economy – will continue to be a priority.Review 2005
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6.17Develop and support projects that will sustain rural services and the rural economy through tourismApplications for European (ESF and Interreg) and other funding to assist in the implementation of projects. Other projects will include Local Food Festival, extending the Rail to Ramble project, and considering new projects e.g. linking equestrian-based activities to other services in the rural economy.Supporting Farm and Village Week, 2nd edition of Local Food about to be published/distributed, encouraging closer links between tourism sector businesses, local shops and local suppliers. Follow up work to south-east Equestrian study being considered. Rail to Ramble continuing and extended by Surrey Hills Partnership.
    Local Food festival not yet developed.
    Opportunities for external funding to pilot or support the development of projects in the Borough will continue to be sought.Ongoing
    6.18Raise the standards, quality and amount of visitor accommodation in the BoroughRun Bed and Breakfast development course
    Identify other needs of accommodation providers in the Borough
    Arrange for the Inspection of all accommodation providers in the Borough.
    Encourage new accommodation providers in the Borough
    B&B course held in association with Guildford Borough Council.

    Special event held in Haslemere in association with Surrey Tourism for B&B businesses who wished to become “inspected”. Discounted arrangements for inspections negotiated.
    Further courses to be delivered. Ongoing
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