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Presentation by Richard Packham Managaing Director of Great Yarmouth Council at Turning the Tide event on 29th September 2009.

Presentation by Richard Packham Managaing Director of Great Yarmouth Council at Turning the Tide event on 29th September 2009.

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  • 1. TURNING THE TIDE 29 September 2009 Richard Packham Managing Director Great Yarmouth Borough Council Coastal Challenge – Great Yarmouth
  • 2. Outline <ul><li>Profile of Great Yarmouth – TAKE ONE </li></ul><ul><li>Factors behind the challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Responses to the challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Profile of Great Yarmouth – TAKE TWO </li></ul>
  • 3.  
  • 4. Great Yarmouth <ul><li>Long and proud history </li></ul><ul><li>Population - Urban 54,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Suburban 20,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Rural 20,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>94,000 </li></ul><ul><li>- Migrant Workers 10,000 (?) </li></ul><ul><li>- Tourist bed spaces 80,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Current economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK’s 3 rd largest seaside resort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium – sized port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offshore gas and energy sector </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Unemployment Statistics Wholly unemployed claimants : March 2005 (ONS Data) Proportion of resident working age population <ul><li>Great Yarmouth </li></ul><ul><li>Hackney </li></ul><ul><li>Tower Hamlets </li></ul><ul><li>Lambeth </li></ul><ul><li>Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>Southwark </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Kingston upon Hull </li></ul><ul><li>Haringey </li></ul><ul><li>South Tyneside </li></ul><ul><li>Leicester City </li></ul><ul><li>Islington </li></ul><ul><li>Middlesborough </li></ul><ul><li>Lewisham </li></ul><ul><li>Newham </li></ul>1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Local Authority Area 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 Proportion of Working Age Residents (%)
  • 6. Unemployment Great Yarmouth – Travel to Work
  • 7. Health Profile
  • 8. Deprivation Great Yarmouth
  • 9. Mental Health
  • 10. Health Inequalities
  • 11. Powerpoint free zone
  • 12. Responses – Partnership Milestones….. <ul><li>1995 - Multi-agency needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>1996 - Informal ‘LSP’ emerging </li></ul><ul><li>1998 - Community Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>2003 - Neighbourhood Renewal Funding </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Local Area Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - Refreshed LSP </li></ul><ul><li> - Working Neighbourhoods Fund </li></ul><ul><li>2009 - Commissioning Framework for ABG </li></ul>
  • 13. Responses – Partnership Initiatives….. <ul><li>Act on Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Health Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Community Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Food Store </li></ul><ul><li>Health Resource Centres (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Health screening in Deprived Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Kittywitches Centre for Young People </li></ul>Contd…….
  • 14. … .. Responses – Partnership Initiatives….. <ul><li>Small Grants Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Ageless Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise Referral Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Night Safe Haven </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Access to Psychological Therapies </li></ul>
  • 15. Outcomes ….. Good <ul><li>Quit rates for Smoking better than rest of Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Screening uptake rates at or above regional and national rates </li></ul><ul><li>Uptake of flu immunisation for over 65’s above national rate </li></ul>
  • 16. Outcomes ….. Not so good <ul><li>Premature deaths from cancer and circulatory disorders higher than rest of Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood and adult obesity higher than rest of Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Teenage Pregnancy rates highest in Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health needs above regional and national levels </li></ul>
  • 17. Threats to future success…. <ul><li>Timescales for realising outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of targets and compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Recession </li></ul><ul><li>- less resource </li></ul><ul><li>- retrenchment into core business </li></ul>
  • 18. Great Yarmouth – TAKE 2 <ul><li>Investment and optimism </li></ul><ul><li>- New Outer Harbour </li></ul><ul><li>- Seafront Regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>- Secondary Holiday Area Regeneration </li></ul>
  • 19. Outer Harbour
  • 20. Seafront
  • 21. SHARP - before
  • 22. SHARP - after
  • 23. Riding out the recession…. JSA count Aug ’08 – Aug ’09 93.7% South Norfolk 54.2% Norwich 75.9% North Norfolk 67.4% King’s Lynn & West Norfolk 49.5% Great Yarmouth 104.1% Broadland 77.5% Breckland 67.5% Norfolk %age change in count year on year Area
  • 24. Great Yarmouth …. <ul><li>No longer the ‘sick man’ of Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Reversing the cycle </li></ul><ul><li>- strong economy </li></ul><ul><li>Creating hope and aspiration </li></ul>
  • 25. 1995 Welcome to Great Yarmouth
  • 26. 1995
  • 27. In 1970 Great Yarmouth had 500 Hotels & Guest Houses In 1995 – only 175 remained
  • 28. Welcome to derelict buildings 1995
  • 29. 2001
  • 30. 2003
  • 31. 2003 - Largest Funded project in the Eastern region £16,300,000 £200,000 £1,500,000 £2,600,000 £4,000,000 £8,000,000
  • 32.  
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  • 34. Maritime Festival – 10th Anniversary Year 5th & 6th September
  • 35. Heritage Open Days 10th-13th September 2009
  • 36. GREAT YARMOUTH RACECOURSE New £2m Grandstand 2005
  • 37. A NEW RACEVIEW RESTAURANT: 2006
  • 38. £2.5m makeover completed in 2008 St Georges Park
  • 39. A New Seafront GREAT YARMOUTH

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