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Meeting of the Council held on 18/02/2003
ANNEXE A - WAVERLEY CULTURAL STRATEGY ACTION PLAN - DRAFT 1



ANNEXE A
WAVERLEY CULTURAL STRATEGY ACTION PLAN – DRAFT 1

Ref:
Aim
Key Partners
Links to other Policies/ Strategies
Milestones
Timescale
Corporate Objectives
Theme 1. Improve Opportunities for Young People


1.1Provision of skate and wheel sports facilities for young peoplePolice,
Town Councils,
WBC Parks & Landscape Service,
WBC Planning Dept,
WBC Sport & Recreation Service
Community Safety Strategy,
Surrey Youth Strategy
Identify an additional suitable sites within the Borough2002/3


Ongoing
17, 20
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.Commercial Developers,
Surrey County Council Youth Services,
Surrey Police,
Town and Parish Councils,
WBC Leisure Services,
WBC Planning Dept
Community Safety Strategy,
Surrey Youth Strategy
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.
Ongoing20, 23
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 programmeBreaking the Tape – Disability Sports Development Officer
Sports Clubs,
Sport England,
Sports Governing Bodies,


Surrey Active Sports Partnership,
Surrey County Council Sports Development Unit,
WBC Sport & Recreation Service
Surrey Sports StrategyContinue to actively develop and deliver the Active Sports programme throughout the Borough and contribute to the production of the sport specific action plans.Ongoing3, 20, 23
1.4Review current holiday play activity programmes to focus in particular on priority towards economically disadvantaged areas of the BoroughCommunity Safety Partnership,
Disability Challengers,
South East Regional Play Association (SERPA),
Surrey Early Years Partnership,
Surrey Youth and Community Services,
Voluntary Groups
WBC Leisure Services
Early Years Childcare Partnership StrategyComplete review of Godalming Summertime Special scheme.

Complete review of other schemes
March 2003



Ongoing
3, 23
1.5Provision of leisure and cultural opportunities for young people with disabilitiesBreaking the Tape – Disability Sports Development Officer
Disability Challengers,
Surrey Early Years Partnership,
Surrey Social Services,
Voluntary Groups
WBC Leisure Services
Arts Plan
Early Years Childcare Partnership Strategy
Youth Strategy
Support 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.
Adopt a policy of inclusive play for fixed equipment.
Ongoing3, 20, 23
1.6Work with local partners to develop and promote a corporate play policy and strategyCommercial Providers,
Disability Challengers,
SCC Youth Service,
South East Regional Play Association (SERPA),
Surrey Early Years Partnership,
Voluntary Sector,
WBC Leisure Services
DCMS Play as Culture,
Children and Young Peoples Unit (CYPO) Strategy,
Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership Strategy
Identify opportunities for the resourcing of a dedicated Play Development Officer for Waverley to lead on the development of play opportunities in Waverley. 2003-4
1.7Develop opportunities to provide regular sports and arts initiatives for young people in areas of social deprivation and rural areasGuildford & Waverley Primary Care Trust
Local sports and arts organisations,
Lottery Funding Agencies,
Surrey Sports Development Unit
Surrey Development Opportunities Team
Surrey Youth Services, WBC Sports and Arts Development Services
Town Councils
Arts Plan,
Community Safety Strategy,
Youth Strategy
Bid for funding from Active Communities Fund for sports development post in 2003.
Investigate cross agency projects for Aaron’s Hill and Sandy Hill estates.
2003/43, 23
1.8Investigate opportunities for providing safe places for young people to meet throughout the BoroughSurrey Police,
Surrey Youth Services,
Town and Parish Councils,
WBC Parks & Landscape Service
Voluntary Groups
WBC Planning Dept, WBC Sport & Recreation Service
Community Safety StrategyConsult with partners and local youth to identify possible solutions. Ongoing21, 23
1.9Continue to develop and consolidate sustainable arts work with young peopleCranleigh Arts Centre, Farnham Maltings,
Farnham Public Arts Trust
Surrey County Arts Service
Surrey Youth Services,
WBC Arts Service,
Waverley Youth Project
Surrey Youth Strategy
Southern & South East Arts Youth Strategies
Develop a local network of young people’s agencies and venues to enable sustainable partnership working
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.Town and Parish Councils,
Users,
WBC Parks & Landscape Service
H&S,
API/RoSPA guidelines,
NPFA 6-Acre Standard,
ES for Play Safety BS EN 1176
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 residentsPartner Organisations, WBC Leisure ServicesIdentify any unmet demand for cultural activities through consultation with residentsOngoing20
2.2Implement a programme of access adaptations to all leisure and cultural facilities, to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) WBC Corporate Property Services,
WBC Leisure Services
Asset Management PlanReview Audits and complete action plan
Begin phased implementation
Carry out an access audit of all leisure land.
2002-20043, 16, 17, 20,

2.3New Leisure Provision to include sports hall and new swimming facilities in GodalmingBroadwater School, Guildford & Godalming Rugby Football Club,
Godalming Town Council,

John Stanley Jefferies Trust,
WBC Leisure Services
Surrey Sports StrategyInvestigate procurement options and identify possible solutions to enable development to go ahead. Ongoing20

2.4Second Sports Hall in Godalming, recommended location at Godalming CollegeCommercial Developer,
Godalming College,
WBC Planning Dept
WBC Sport & Recreation Service
Godalming Leisure Needs StudySubmit planning application. 2003/420
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.Local clubs and organisations,
Schools,
School Governing Bodies,
Surrey County Council,
Town and Parish Councils,
WBC Leisure Services
Surrey Youth StrategyDevelop opportunities as they arise.
Support the 4 Waverley projects, which have been awarded funding by NOF for PE and Sport.
Ongoing20, 23

2.6Continue to consider the provision of capital and/or revenue funding towards the cost of community sports facilities on school sites.Contractors,
Schools,
Leisure Management Contractors,
Surrey County Council
WBC Leisure Services
Broadwater Park MasterplanAssess opportunity for partnership with Broadwater School NOF project, report to Members Early 2003Ongoing20
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.Local sports councils,
Surrey Sports Development Unit
WBC Sport & Recreation Service
Surrey Sports StrategySubmit application to Sponsored Organisations Scheme for funding in 2003.
Establish regular contacts /meetings
Ongoing20, 22,23, 24
2.8Undertake a local Playing Pitch Strategy to set out a long term strategy for the development of facilities within the Borough STRI Consultancy, WBC Parks & Landscape Service
WBC Sport & Recreation Service
Sport England StrategyUndertake an audit of facilities and standard of provision by May 20032003/46, 20
2.9Support the development of improved facilities for athletics at Woolmer HillHaslemere and Borders Athletics Club,
South East Athletics,
Sport England,
Surrey County Council,
WBC Leisure Services
Submission of application for project to Lottery. To be undertaken following lottery application for Godalming Leisure Needs has been addressed. 2006/720
2.10Work with partners to identify a site(s) suitable for the development of indoor tennis facilities to serve Waverley residentsCommercial Operator(s), Lawn Tennis Association,
WBC Leisure Services
WBC Planning Dept
Haslemere Tennis Club
Woolmer Hill School
Critically review and support in principle the application to be made by David Lloyd and Farnham Rugby Club
    Support an application by Haslemere Tennis Club to the LTA for the development of an indoor tennis facility at Woolmer Hill.
    2003/420
    2.11Ensure maximum leisure and recreational benefits from all new developments through the planning process and seek to address existing shortfallsWBC Leisure Services,
    WBC Planning Dept
    Local PlanIdentify Leisure needs and planned initiatives against which Section 106 can be matched. Ongoing15, 17, 20
    2.12Develop Percent for Art Policy implemented through planning processWBC Arts Service,
    WBC Planning Department
    Produce Report for Members recommending adoption of Policy2003/4
    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.Local Agenda 21 Co-ordinator,
    Surrey County Council Transport Division,
    Transport Operators,
    WBC Leisure Services
    SCC Transport StrategyLiaise with SCC on Safe Routes to School initiative and provision for cyclists.Ongoing3, 12, 20
    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
    Crèche facilities
    Soft Play facilities
    Commercial Leisure Contractors,
    Sport England,
    Town Councils.
    WBC Leisure Services
    Godalming Leisure Needs StudyPrioritise 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.
    200620
    2.15Support Haslemere Rugby Club with the development of additional pitches and disabled sports provision within clubhouse and within the Edge Sports HallHaslemere RFC,
    Haslemere Town Council
    Sport England,
    Surrey Development Opportunities Team,
    WBC Leisure Services,
    Woolmer Hill Sports Association
    Submit application to Lottery and WBC Matched Funding for additional funding.2003/420
    2.16Review the use and maintenance costs associated with grass court tennis facilities throughout the Borough and consider options for future improvement and/or provisionLawn Tennis Association,
    Tennis clubs,
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service,
    WBC Sport & Recreation Service
    Undertake audit of current use and needs.20036, 20
    2.17Relocation of Brightwells Tennis Club and investigation of options to protect the future of Brightwells Bowling Club and Farnham Youth Project in response to the East Street Development within town centre area.Brightwells Tennis Club,
    Brightwells Bowling Club,
    Developers,
    Lawn Tennis Association,
    WBC Corporate Property Services,
    WBC Sport & Recreation Service
    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.
    2003/420,
    2.18Support the proposal from Haslemere Swimming Club for a clubroom facility adjacent to the Herons Leisure CentreHaslemere Swimming Club,
    WBC Corporate Property Services,
    WBC Sport & Recreation Service
    Identify suitable site
    HSC to produce specification and plans to submit planning application
    2004/520
    2.19Attain UK Quality Accreditation (QUEST) for all sports centresLeisure Contractors,
    WBC Sport & Recreation Service
    Best Value Performance PlanContractors to submit application for assessment20033, 6, 16, 20,
    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.
    Service Providers WBC Leisure Services,
    WBC Locality Offices
    Undertake an audit of scheme by April 2003Ongoing3, 19, 20, 22, 23
    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.
    WBC Corporate Communications, WBC Leisure Services,
    WBC Museums
    Undertake an audit to identify current marketing activity as the first stage of formulating a marketing strategy for the serviceFormulate Strategy by March 2003, supported by ongoing promotion3, 19, 20
    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. Schools,
    South East Museum Library & Archive Council,
    Surrey Museums Consultative Committee (SMCC),
    South East Regional Play Association (SERPA)
    Surrey Youth Service,
    Waverley Museums
    WBC Leisure Services,
    Youth Groups
    South East Museums, Libraries Archives Council
    Policies
    SCC Policies
    Surrey Cultural Strategy,
    Surrey Heritage Strategy,
    WBC Museums Best Value Performance Plan
    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.
    Ongoing3, 6, 20, 23
    2.23To undertake the steps related to Farnham Museum as set out in the Best Value Performance Plan following its adoption in 2002 WBC Corporate Property Services,
    Farnham Museum,
    Farnham Town Council,
    WBC Leisure Services
    WBC Museums Best value Performance PlanConsider options for alternative sites.
    Prepare shadow business plans for the operation of the museum as a NPDO in 2003
    2003/46, 20
    2.24Support the development of Museum programmes for education and outreachSurrey Museums Consultative Committee (SMCC),
    Resource
    Department of Culture Media & Sport,
    South East Museums, Libraries, Archives Council,
    Waverley Museums
    Surrey Cultural Strategy
    Government Social Inclusion Policy
    Investigate opportunities for building on existing education and outreach programmes and strengthen relationships with schools and youth groups.Ongoing20
    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.Surrey Museums Consultative Committee (SMCC),
    DisCASS,
    MIND,
    RNIB,
    RNID,
    South East Museum Library & Archive Council,
    WBC Leisure Services,
    Waverley Museums
    Surrey Heritage StrategyUndertake consultation with agencies representing a variety of disabilities and develop an action plan to address accessibility in line with government policy and DDA legislationOngoing3, 20
    2.26Work to achieve commercial cinema in the Farnham area, ideally as part of the East Street development and within the town centreCommercial Operators,
    East Street Developer, WBC Corporate Property Services, WBC Leisure Services
    Provision of cinema in FarnhamOngoing20, 23
    2.27Work with partners in the amateur and voluntary sector to further develop arts activity and new initiatives in the community.Arts Groups within the Borough,
    Southern & South East Arts,
    Surrey County Council Arts Unit,
    Surrey Disability Arts Consortium,
    WBC Arts Service
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service
    Identify suitable projects as part of the annual service planning process
    Promote use of parks as a venue for community theatre.
    Ongoing20

    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 industriesProfessional Arts Organisations and artists,
    Southern & South East Arts,
    Surrey Disability Arts Consortium,
    WBC Arts Service
    Identify and support development of affordable studio space for artistsOngoing18, 19, 20
    2.29Provide support and advice to local cultural organisations to assist in the development and improvement of facilities English Heritage,
    Funding Agencies,
    Town and Parish Councils,
    Southern & South East Arts,
    Sport England,
    Voluntary Cultural Organisations,
    WBC Leisure Services
    Club Development Plans
    WBC Local Plan
    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.
    Ongoing19, 20
    2.30Respond to the leisure and cultural needs of elderly people within the BoroughWaverley Museums,
    WBC Housing Department,
    WBC Leisure Services
    National Service Framework or Older people (Standard 8)Identify needs by undertaking more specific consultationOngoing22
    2.31Ensure tourism information is available across the BoroughLocality Offices, Town Initiatives, Visitor attractions, Surrey County Council, Surrey Hills PartnershipBest Value Review, Visitors Mean BusinessUpdate and publish accommodation details.
    Develop a co-operative and co-ordinated approach to promoting facilities in and around the Borough
    Ongoing3, 6, 15, 16, 22, 23
    2.32Develop IT-based visitor information to supplement leaflet informationSurrey County Council, visitor attractions, Town Initiatives, Locality officesE-government, Best Value Review, Link visitor information on Waverley website. March 20032, 5, 6, 12, 14, 15, 22, 23
    2.33Identify areas for improved signage in and around visitor destinations including Parks, Open Spaces and Countryside AreasSurrey County Council, visitor attractions, Town and Parish Councils,
    WBC Countryside Service,
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service
    Local Transport Plan, Implement one signage project annuallyOngoing
    Theme 3. Maximise Resources


    3.1Provide 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.
    Crime Reduction Partnership
    Funding Agencies and partners,
    Lottery Distributors,
    Organisations seeking funding,
    Surrey County Development Opportunities Team (DOT),
    Surrey Disability Arts Consortium
    WBC Leisure Services
    Club Development Strategies,
    Playing Pitch Strategy,
    WBC Leisure Buildings Survey
    Support the work of the Farnham (Building Preservation) Trust in developing the Farnham Pottery project.

    Support projects, which specifically target the 50+ age group.
    Ongoing20
    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 BoroughSculpt It Studio,
    Southern & South East Arts,
    WBC Arts Service
    Regional Arts Board Disability Strategy,
    Surrey Youth Strategy,
    Southern & South East Arts Youth Strategy
    Submit organisational development bid to SSEA.
    Seek WBC sponsored organisation status
    2003/419, 20, 23
    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 theatreFarnham Maltings,
    Farnham Town Council
    WBC Arts Service
    Achievement of major refurbishment200519, 20
    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 WBC Corporate Property Services,
    WBC Leisure Services
    Asset Management PlanMonitor schedule of works as part of capital programmeOngoing Rolling Programme
    3.5Provide support for the Cranleigh Arts Centre to assist them in achieving financial stability and continuous improvement in their service delivery, including enhancement of cinema provisionCranleigh Arts Centre, WBC Arts ServiceAwait outcome of “organisational development” research funded by SSRAOngoing
    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.Amenity Societies,
    Community Groups,
    Friends Groups,
    Governing Bodies,
    Parish & Town Councils,
    Regional Agencies,
    South East Museums Library and Archive Council,
    Surrey County Council Sports Development Unit,
    Surrey Early Years Partnership,
    WBC Leisure Services,
    Community Strategy,
    Individual Organisations Strategies
    LA21 Strategy,
    SCC Heritage Strategy
    Recruit new volunteers and establish training programmes in range of disciplinesOngoing20
    4.2Increase the number of volunteer days spent on countryside sitesWBC Countryside ServiceCommunity Strategy,Continue to produce countryside volunteer’s newsletter.Ongoing20
    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.WBC Leisure ServicesCommunity Strategy,Ongoing20
    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 StrategyArts Venues, Disability Agencies and organisations,
    Southern & South East Arts,
    Surrey Youth Service, Town and Parish Councils,
    WBC Arts Service
    Community Strategy,
    Parish Plans
    Pilot a series of artists’ residencies in identified communities and feed findings back to relevant strategies.
    January-December 2003
    Ongoing1, 2, 3, 22, 23
    4.5Seek to reduce the public’s fear of crime in parks, open spaces and countryside sites.Crime Reduction Partnership,
    Surrey Community Policing,
    SCC Youth Service
    WBC Community Safety Co-ordinator,
    WBC Leisure Services
    DTLR- Value of Parks & Open Spaces Review,
    WBC Parks & Open Spaces Bylaws
    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.Ongoing16,17, 21
    Theme 5. Improve Health

    5.1Actively promote the benefits of leisure and cultural activities in achieving a healthy lifestyle, particularly to the target groups.Guildford & Waverley Primary Care Trust Leisure Contractors,
    Waverley Museums,
    WBC Corporate Communications, WBC Leisure services,
    West Surrey Health Promotion Service
    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
    Ongoing16
    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 for Promote “Walking for Health”. Age Concern,
    Guildford & Waverley Primary Care Trust Parish & Town Councils,
    Parks Users,
    Ramblers Association, Surrey County Council Integrated Access Officer,
    Surrey Hills AONB,
    WBC Leisure Services,
    WBC Planning Dept
    WBC Local Plan,
    LA21 Strategy,
    SCC Cultural Strategy,
    Surrey Hills AONB Strategy,
    Health Promotion legislation
    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.
    2003/416
    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 Cycling Forum,
    LA21 Officer,
    Neighbouring Boroughs,
    Regional Cycling Development Officer,
    Sustrans,
    SCC Cycling Officer,
    SCC Safe Routes to School Officer

    WBC Planning Dept
    WBC Countryside Services
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service
    SCC Safe Routes to School Initiative,
    Surrey Hills AONB Strategy SCC Countryside Strategy
    LA21Strategy
    Support Quiet Lanes initiative and Safe Routes to School initiative.2003/416, 20
    6. An attractive, sustainable environment
    6.1Development and delivery of Broadwater Park MasterplanAll stakeholders and relevant organisations,
    WBC Leisure Services
    Godalming Leisure Needs StudyComplete consultation and revise Masterplan by Autumn 2002
    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. Developers,
    Lottery Distributors,
    Users,
    WBC Housing Department,
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service,
    WBC Planning Dept,
    Health & Safety Legislation,
    Association of Play Industries/
    Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents guidelines,
    NPFA 6-Acre Standard,
    ES for Play Safety
    Agree a policy with Planning regarding play and planning developments
    6.3Ensure that playgrounds meet the requirements of the European standard for play equipment and are maintained to high standards.WBC Parks & Landscape Service,
    WBC Planning Dept,
    API, RoSPA, NPFAEnsure that items raised in 6 monthly insurance inspection reports and annual engineering reports are addressed swiftly
    6.4Adopt a new modern set of Borough-wide Bylaws to include dog control byelaws and changes to allow cycling on specified routesBritish Horse Society
    WBC Committee Services,
    WBC Countryside Service,
    WBC Environmental Health Service,
    WBC Legal Services, WBC Parks & Landscape Service
    LA21 Sustainable Transport Policy,
    Cycling Strategy,
    SCC Safe Routes to School Policy
    Investigate means of enabling byelaws to be enforced.
    6.5Increase use of Parks & Landscape and Countryside areas by promoting facilities through improved site interpretation, advertisement, information leaflets,& organised walks / activitiesCorporate Communications,
    Users,
    WBC Countryside Service,
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service,
    WBC Sport & Recreation Service
    Local Plan
    LA21Strategy
    6.6Support green issues and LA21 Policy to incorporate recycling, sustainability and environmental improvements through sound management and product purchasing policyLA21 Officer,
    Recycling Officer, WBC Leisure Services,
    Sports Centre Management Contractors
    Recycling legislation
    LA21 Strategy
    Procurement Strategy
    Continue 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
    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.External Funding Agencies
    Town and Parish Councils
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service
    WBC Local Plan
    Community Strategy
    LA21 Strategy
    Continue to work up site based improvement plans and seek funding for implementation
    6.8Prepare management plans for the Boroughs commons, village greens and main Countryside sites (including water areas).Countryside Agency,
    DEFRA,
    English Nature,
    Environment Agency,
    Local people,
    National Trust,
    Surrey Wildlife Trust, Voluntary organisations,
    WBC Countryside Service,
    LA21 Strategy
    Surrey Hills AONB Strategy
    Biodiversity Action Plans
    Produce a list of existing plans and outline a programme for implementing outstanding plans with a timetable for achievement.
    6.9Maintain and enhance Countryside areasBritish Horse Society
    Countryside Agency,
    DEFRA,
    English Nature,
    Environment Agency,
    National Trust,
    Surrey Wildlife Trust, WBC Countryside Service
    LA21 Strategy
    Surrey Hills AONB Strategy,
    SCC Countryside Strategy
    Produce 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.
    Undertake improvements for disabled access to Farnham park from the South side using suitable materials.
    Ongoing12, 15, 16, 20
    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
    Access Forum,
    Blackwater Valley Countryside Service*
    British Horse Society
    Environmental Educational Trust,
    Museums Service,
    Sayers Croft
    Scout/Guide Leaders,
    Schools,
    Surrey Hills AONB,
    Surrey County Council,
    Town Councils,
    Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust
    Cranleigh & District Walkers Club,
    Godalming & Haslemere Group of Ramblers Association,

    Rambling for the Disabled
    Volunteers
    WBC Countryside Service
    *Annual funding arrangement.
    Biodiversity Action Plans,
    Surrey Hills AONB Strategy,
    SCC Countryside Strategy,
    LA21 Strategy
    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.
    Ongoing3, 12, 16, 20
    6.11Protect and Enhance Biodiversity. Protect wildlife sites and habitats of local, national and international significance.LA21 Groups,
    Surrey County Council,
    Surrey Biodiversity Partnership,
    Surrey Wildlife Trust, Volunteers,
    WBC Countryside Service
    LA21 Strategy
    SCC Countryside Strategy
    Surrey Hills AONB Strategy
    Biodiversity Action Plans
    Work to achieve Habitat Action Plan (HAP) Targets.
    Investigate means of setting up regular monitoring of wildlife sites.
    Support local Biodiversity Action Plan (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.
    Ongoing12,14,
    6.12Improve knowledge of historic landscapes and protect historic featuresEnglish Heritage, Local History Groups,
    Surrey Archaeological Society,
    Surrey County Council,
    WBC Leisure Services,
    Waverley Museums, WBC Planning Dept
    Surrey Heritage Strategy
    Surrey Hills AONB Strategy
    Include protection of historic features in management plans.
    Undertake historical and archaeological survey work.
    Ongoing12, 15
    6.13Continue to support groups that protect and enhance the environment and stimulate interest through promotional and interpretive programmesBlackwater Valley British Horse Society
    Countryside service, BTCV,
    Countryside Agency
    DEFRA,

    English Heritage,
    Farnham (Building Preservation) Trust,
    The Farnham Society
    FWAG,
    Godalming Trust,
    Hurtwood Control,
    National Trust,
    Surrey Bat Group,
    Surrey County Council,
    Surrey Gardens Trust,
    Surrey Heathlands Project,
    Surrey Hills Partnership,
    Surrey Wildlife Trust,
    WBC Countryside Service,
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service
    All Partner Strategies
    LA21Strategy,
    SCC Countryside Strategy
    Ongoing12, 15, 17, 20
    6.14Work in partnership with Surrey Hills AONB to deliver arts projects to raise the profile of the AONB through the arts. Countryside Agency,
    Guildford BC,
    Mole Valley DC,
    National Trust,
    Southern & South East Arts,
    Surrey AONB,
    WBC Arts Service,
    WBC Countryside Service,
    WBC Parks & Landscape Service
    Surrey AONB Management StrategyOngoing12, 18, 19, 20
    6.15Support the development of all sectors of Tourism in Waverley through targeted actions based on identified needAll stakeholders and relevant organisations,
    Surrey Tourism, Waverley Business Forum, Business Link, Enterprise Agencies
    Economic Strategy, Tourism Strategy (Visitors Mean Business), Regional Tourism StrategyReview actions on an annual basis as part of Economic Action PlanLong Term 1, 3, 6. 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23
    6.16Maintain research-based strategic overview of tourism Surrey Tourism, South and South East Tourist Board, SEEDA, Learning and Skills Council, Business Link, Surrey Hills PartnershipVisitors Mean BusinessGeneral Economic Model;
    Identify gaps and opportunities
    Review 20031, 3, 6, 12, 14, 15, 16, 22
    6.17Develop and support projects that will sustain rural services and the rural economy through tourismChambers of Commerce
    Surrey County Council,
    Surrey Hills Partnership,
    Town and Parish Councils,
    Town Initiatives
    Tourist Board
    Other relevant partners.
    Economic Strategy, Surrey Hills AONB Strategy, Surrey Countryside StrategyApplications 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.Ongoing12,18,19
    6.18Raise the standards, quality and amount of visitor accommodation in the BoroughSouth and South East Tourist Board, Tourist Information Centre, Guildford Borough Council, Godalming College Best Again Project, Enterprise Agencies, Surrey County Council, Surrey TourismEconomic StrategyRun 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
    Spring 2003.
    Autumn 2002.

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