www.eden.gov.uk Councillor Gordon Nicolson Leader of Eden District Council Oliver Shimell Communities Manager Civil Societ...
www.eden.gov.uk Eden District and The Council in Context <ul><li>Eden covers 830 square miles – the largest and most spars...
www.eden.gov.uk Short Film by Sam and Jo Garnett
www.eden.gov.uk About the Film… <ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Pub </li></ul><ul><li>Community Shop </li></u...
www.eden.gov.uk What are we doing?  <ul><li>Developing Communities’ confidence and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Saying ‘yes...
www.eden.gov.uk Why we are doing it? <ul><li>Very active communities </li></ul><ul><li>Too small to do it on our own </li>...
www.eden.gov.uk What we will be doing in the future <ul><li>Assisting communities to develop larger projects through the R...
www.eden.gov.uk Questions? For more information visit <ul><li>www.eden.gov.uk  – has information about all the Vanguard ar...
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Eden District Council - Civil Society Innovation Network

  1. 1. www.eden.gov.uk Councillor Gordon Nicolson Leader of Eden District Council Oliver Shimell Communities Manager Civil Society Innovation Network
  2. 2. www.eden.gov.uk Eden District and The Council in Context <ul><li>Eden covers 830 square miles – the largest and most sparsely populated District in England. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to services is difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>Council is making savings of £2m on a net budget of £9m. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity has been taken to complete a restructure – now only 150 fte staff. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chief Executive role is now part time. </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.eden.gov.uk Short Film by Sam and Jo Garnett
  4. 4. www.eden.gov.uk About the Film… <ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Pub </li></ul><ul><li>Community Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Play Area </li></ul><ul><li>We didn’t lead on any of those projects </li></ul>
  5. 5. www.eden.gov.uk What are we doing? <ul><li>Developing Communities’ confidence and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Saying ‘yes’ rather than ‘no’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. www.eden.gov.uk Why we are doing it? <ul><li>Very active communities </li></ul><ul><li>Too small to do it on our own </li></ul><ul><li>Activities become more sustainable </li></ul>
  7. 7. www.eden.gov.uk What we will be doing in the future <ul><li>Assisting communities to develop larger projects through the Rural Infrastructure Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Helping more communities to develop community plans </li></ul><ul><li>Building on the success of the Community Solutions initiative </li></ul>
  8. 8. www.eden.gov.uk Questions? For more information visit <ul><li>www.eden.gov.uk – has information about all the Vanguard areas and their community plans </li></ul><ul><li>P.S. Website was voted best District Council website in the Country last year </li></ul>

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