Warwickshire County Council is consulting on a proposal to stop funding the dedicated Pride in Camp Hill (PinCH) team, based in the CHESS Centre in Camp Hill. We need to make a saving of £102,000, in order to contribute to the overall One Organisation Plan (OOP) savings for 2014 – 2018 of £4.4million.
We are seeking the views of local Camp Hill residents and businesses, our partners Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Homes England, Barratt Homes, Lovell Homes and local stakeholders including local schools, the local church and CAVA. The outcome of the consultation will be reported to Cabinet on 13th September. Cabinet will then make the final decision on whether the proposal will be implemented.
In February 2017 Warwickshire County Council Cabinet agreed the need to make savings, including reviewing support to PinCH.
PinCH is a successful regeneration programme, which started in 1998 and has resulted in a transformed community, with over 800 new homes, a new village centre, new business opportunities and an improved road layout. The many awards and accolades it has won from professional organisations over the last 20 years is testament to this. As the housing programme delivers it’s final phase, the success of the regeneration programme means that there is no longer a need or justification for a dedicated local team.
The work of PinCH has changed significantly over the years. The early years focused on working extensively and closely with the local community delivering a variety of externally funded programmes to support skills development, training, employment, recreational and environmental improvements, alongside the construction of new homes and businesses. More recently PinCH has supported a smaller range of projects with less community development work. The focus has been on supporting the PinCH Board, developing stewardship arrangements, providing the community its own publication of Camp Hill News and a dedicated web site – www.prideincamphill.co.uk and maintaining support to implement the final housing programme (370 homes.)
In the absence of a dedicated PinCH team Warwickshire County Council would still continue to support Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to deliver the final housing programme and would still continue to be represented on the PinCH Board, but the remaining activities will cease.
Staff consultation with the four affected staff will run in parallel with the public consultation to seek staff views.
A copy of the Equality Impact Assessment is available on request or on the consultation webpage at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask.
HOW TO TAKE PART IN THE CONSULTATION
The consultation starts on Tuesday, 3rd July and ends on 31st July.
To take part
- Submit your views online at http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask or;
- Pick up paper copy of the survey from the CHESS Building reception desk and return it using the box also provided at reception or;
- Attend one of the drop in sessions which will be held at the CHESS Building on:
- Wednesday, 4th July, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
- Wednesday, 11th July, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
- Wednesday, 18th July, 2,00pm – 5.00pm
Alternative formats and languages can also be requested using the contact information provided below.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE CONSULTATION
Once the consultation has closed and the responses considered, a report will be presented to Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet meeting on Thursday, 13th September.
The outcome of the cabinet decision will be published on the consultation online page at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask.
For further information or queries please contact:
Telephone: 019 2641 2843