Saturday 16 December

Action Plan 2007-2008. Issue 1.

Action Output

Work Group Responsibility

Lead agents

Timescale

Budget

Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

Maintain a 5-year Business Plan supported by annual Action Plans.

Management Committee

Management Committee, Partners, Stakeholders.

Draft September 2007

And annual thereafter

-

Kept up to date, approved by Management Committee, tabled at AGM or annual public consultation event and given public visibility.

Maintain public awareness of Petersfield Tomorrow.

Management Committee, Work Groups.

Management Committee, PRO.

Ongoing

-

Increase in both Individual and Group membership.

Engage with the Retail & Business community.

Management Committee,

Management Committee, Retail and Business

Ongoing

-

Significant Individual & Group membership from retail & business community.

Maintain the Petersfield Tomorrow Web Site.

Management Committee, Work Groups.

Management Committee.

Ongoing

-

Web site is kept up to date and the number of visitors shows an upwards trend.

Create a Town Design Statement (TDS)

Town Character

Work Group, EHDC

Ongoing – 2 years

£7K

Published document adopted by the Planning Authority

Place contract with a TDS Consultant.

Town Character

Work Group, EHDC

2007

Included in TDS Budget

Contract placed and agreed with Planning Policy (EHDC)

Hold a 1-day Training Course on the TDS process.

Town Character

Work Group, EHDC, TDS Consultant

2007

Included in TDS Budget

A minimum of 10 attendees and a set of course documentation for subsequent use. Provide guidance and training to ensure that the public consultation stage is run in an appropriate format which will enforce the viability of the Town Design Statement as a Supplementary Planning Document. Test the character analysis form.

Hold several high profile events to increase public awareness of the TDS Project.

Town Character

Town Character

2007

-

Evidence of demonstrable community engagement and record of community involvement.

Create Town Character Appraisals for each identified Area of the Town.

Town Character.

Work Group, Area Coordinators.

October 2007

-

Proforma with Guidance notes sufficient in to steer participants in the right direction. All Character Appraisals reviewed and complete.

Create and maintain a ‘wiki’ as a dynamic vehicle for progressing the TDS.

Town Character.

Work Group.

July 2007

Included in TDS Budget

‘wiki’ site is kept up to date and the number of visitors shows an upwards trend.

Implement a project to demonstrate the potential of The Square.

Town Character, Retail & Business.

Work Groups.

August 2007

£2,000

Successful demonstration of use of The Square and the High Street.

Review bus service provision.

Local Transport

Work Group, EHDC.

Ongoing

-

Identified opportunities for better bus services.

Conduct a survey of existing bus shelters and stops.

Local Transport

Work Group, EHDC

End 2007

-

Comprehensive survey that identifies the improvements needed.

Discuss with Stagecoach and SWT the possibility of a rail-link bus service.

Local Transport.

Work Group, EHDC

End 2007

-

Opportunities and options for a rail-link bus service specified.

Determine the views of the Health Authority on transport provision to hospitals and other health facilities.

Local Transport.

Work Group

October 2007

-

Existing transport provision identified and gaps in provision identified.

Press for the provision of both accessible buses and taxis.

Local Transport

Work Group

Ongoing

-

2 local bus routes already have fully accessible low floor buses.  Extend to all routes and some taxis in advance of DDA deadlines.

Discuss opportunities to improve car parking.

Local Transport

Work Group, EHDC

End 2007

-

Review of existing Town and Rail car parks and a reduction of on-street parking.

Discuss with highway authorities and police the specification of an experiment to determine options for pedestrianisation in the Town Centre.

Local Transport

Work Group

End 2007

-

Report of preliminary discussions sufficient to identify and outline options for the experiment

Identify projects.

Natural Environment & Local Products.

Management Committee, Work Group

End 2007

£500

List of projects together with evidence base.

Arrange a seminar with local businesses to demonstrate how business can employ and provide training for young people.

Employment & Training for Young People.

Work Group.

June 2007

Funded by EHDC Economic Development.

Increased awareness of the needs of young people who wish to follow a vocational path.

Distribute a questionnaire to local businesses to identify skill shortages.

Employment & Training for Young People.

Work Group.

Autumn 2007

Funded by EHDC Economic Development.

The analysis of skill shortages will allow Year 9 pupils to make informed choices.

Consult those businesses identified in business needs survey of Petersfield Companies.

Employment & Training for Young People.

Work Group.

December 2007

£500

List of businesses with potential to offer employment or apprenticeships to young people.

Conduct business needs survey of Petersfield Companies

Retail & Business

Work Group, EHDC

September 2007

£2,400

The survey will target at least 200 businesses and will be representative amongst all sectors.