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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 13/09/2004
WAVERLEY CULTURAL STRATEGY REVIEW



Summary & Purpose
In February 2003 the Council adopted the Waverley Cultural Strategy – A Blueprint for Leisure. The strategy set out the vision and direction for the development of cultural services, facilities and activities within the Borough over a five-year period. This report provides members with an update on the progress made to date in delivering the action plan associated with the strategy.

Quality of Life Implications
Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe Communities
Local Economy
Natural
Resource Use
Pollution
Prevention and Control
Biodiversity
and Nature
Local
Environment
Social
Inclusion
Safe, Healthy
and Active
Communities
Local
Economy
N/A
N/A
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive


APPENDIX E
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
13TH SEPTEMBER 2004
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Title:
WAVERLEY CULTURAL STRATEGY REVIEW

[Wards Affected: All Wards]
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Summary and purpose:
In February 2003 the Council adopted the Waverley Cultural Strategy – A Blueprint for Leisure. The strategy set out the vision and direction for the development of cultural services, facilities and activities within the Borough over a five-year period. This report provides members with an update on the progress made to date in delivering the action plan associated with the strategy.
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Quality of life implications – social, environmental & economic (sustainable development):

Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe, Healthy and Active Communities
Local Economy
NA
NA
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive


The outcome of the activities, which the cultural strategy supports, contributes to a number of cross cutting objectives relating to improving the quality of life indicators. The main themes of the strategy include; improving opportunities for young people, improving access to cultural and leisure facilities for all, maximising the availability of internal and external resources, reducing the fear of crime and engendering citizenship, improving the health and well-being of communities and contributing to an attractive, sustainable environment.

E-Government implications:

The Cultural strategy and this update will be available for review on the Council’s web site.

Resource and legal implications:

Future resource implications arising from the development of the cultural strategy will be considered as part of the Council’s annual budget setting process. However elements of the plan will be dependent on funding from external sources and by key partners. There are no direct legal implications arising as a result of this report.

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Background

The Cultural Strategy was produced in partnership with key stakeholders including the public, private and voluntary agencies operating within the Borough. The process also involved considerable consultation with residents and users. The end result incorporated a five-year action plan, which set out how cultural services in Waverley should be developed.

The plan is now into its second year and as stated within the strategy the ongoing review and monitoring of the strategy requires an update on the progress to be made. This update is set out in the attached table at Annexe A

The table in Annexe A lists the original aims of the strategy under each of the strategic themes along with the original milestone. By way of an update the table then lists the progress made during the past year in meeting the aim and sets out a revised milestone and timetable for future action.

Conclusion
As with all strategies the document is constantly evolving and it is anticipated that some of the aims contained within the action plan will over time change or be completed as priorities change and projects are delivered. A full review of the strategy will be undertaken commencing the start of year four of the strategy.

Recommendation

It is recommended that any views and observations on the Cultural Strategy action plan update be passed to the Executive.

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Background Papers (DoEL)
Waverley Cultural Strategy – A Blueprint for Leisure, published April 2003
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CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Julie Maskery Telephone: 01483 523432

E-mail: jmaskery@waverley.gov.uk



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