Delivering Vitality Now Ian Edwards Head of Rural Partnerships Advantage West Midlands
Delivering Vitality Now What has Advantage West Midlands  ever done for us? We care Or Or
Delivering Vitality Now <ul><li>Rural Regeneration Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Access to Services Partnerships </li></ul>...
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ <ul><li>One of six zones in the Region </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by cross sector Partnership...
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Ludlow Food Centre
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Home HQ
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Nexus  Small  Grants  Programme
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Leominster Enterprise Park
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Redundant  Building  Grants
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Hereford Learning  Village
Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Cold War Museum Jackfield Tile Museum
Delivering Vitality Now - RASPs <ul><li>Rural Access to Services Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Covering Warwickshire, Staffo...
Delivering Vitality Now – Market Towns <ul><li>Market Towns Initiative (MTI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>34 towns benefited over...
Evesham, Worcestershire <ul><li>Vision to revitalise town centre and riverside emerged following flooding in 1998 </li></u...
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire <ul><li>New market stalls allowingFarmers Market to be re-established </li></ul><ul><li>Developme...
Stone, Staffordshire <ul><li>£160,000 investment to upgrade the physical routes along the canal side and linkages into tow...
Atherstone, Warwickshire <ul><li>Market towns has supported the town reinvent itself as a “book town”  </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Leominster, Herefordshire <ul><li>Megan Baker House </li></ul><ul><li>Charity providing Conductive Education for disabled ...
Delivering Vitality Now - LEADER <ul><li>Part of Rural Development Programme for England 2007 - 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Foc...
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Ian Edwards, Head of Rural Partnerships AWM outlines the Agency's successes in rural areas. From the Advantage West Midlands Supplement at ruralnet|2007

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    1. 1. Delivering Vitality Now Ian Edwards Head of Rural Partnerships Advantage West Midlands
    2. 2. Delivering Vitality Now What has Advantage West Midlands ever done for us? We care Or Or
    3. 3. Delivering Vitality Now <ul><li>Rural Regeneration Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Access to Services Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Market Towns Programme </li></ul><ul><li>LEADER </li></ul>
    4. 4. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ <ul><li>One of six zones in the Region </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by cross sector Partnership Board </li></ul><ul><li>Adds value to existing Programmes and Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Project focused </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A strong, diverse and sustainable rural economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A thriving economy through environmental excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To raise the skill levels of the workforce and those entering employment; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote social inclusion and community cohesion by allowing full access to services and opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>£12m budget in 2007/2008 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ
    6. 6. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Ludlow Food Centre
    7. 7. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Home HQ
    8. 8. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Nexus Small Grants Programme
    9. 9. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Leominster Enterprise Park
    10. 10. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Redundant Building Grants
    11. 11. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Hereford Learning Village
    12. 12. Delivering Vitality Now - RRZ Cold War Museum Jackfield Tile Museum
    13. 13. Delivering Vitality Now - RASPs <ul><li>Rural Access to Services Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Covering Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate rural transport and access to services </li></ul><ul><li>Sub regional partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Wheels to Work Programme </li></ul>
    14. 14. Delivering Vitality Now – Market Towns <ul><li>Market Towns Initiative (MTI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>34 towns benefited over 3 rounds of the MTI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to £500k to each town over 3 or 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market Towns Capital Investment Programme for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>town centre improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extend the multi-use centre concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enterprise and grow-on space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roll out of Redundant Building Grants programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better Welcome for Market Towns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural Innovation Fund </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Evesham, Worcestershire <ul><li>Vision to revitalise town centre and riverside emerged following flooding in 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Riverside and town centre improvements have restored confidence in the town </li></ul><ul><li>Market Towns support has inspired the formation a strong town partnership with active local authority backing – recipe for success </li></ul><ul><li>Market Town of the Year 2005 in National Awards </li></ul>
    16. 16. Uttoxeter, Staffordshire <ul><li>New market stalls allowingFarmers Market to be re-established </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Dovefield workspace for new and growing businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Uttoxeter High Street improvements </li></ul>
    17. 17. Stone, Staffordshire <ul><li>£160,000 investment to upgrade the physical routes along the canal side and linkages into town thus encouraging an increase in footfall and spend opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Further investment for mooring facilities as part of co-ordinated approach to improve visitor offer. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Atherstone, Warwickshire <ul><li>Market towns has supported the town reinvent itself as a “book town” </li></ul><ul><li>Now has national profile and increased visitor numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme (HERS) will deliver £1m+ investment in town centre </li></ul>
    19. 19. Leominster, Herefordshire <ul><li>Megan Baker House </li></ul><ul><li>Charity providing Conductive Education for disabled children </li></ul><ul><li>Market Towns funding enabled the creation of a new spin-off business providing care training </li></ul><ul><li>Generate income for the charity </li></ul>
    20. 20. Delivering Vitality Now - LEADER <ul><li>Part of Rural Development Programme for England 2007 - 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on social and community measures </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 – 150,000 population </li></ul><ul><li>£10.22 m to 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>6 – 8 Programmes in the West Midlands </li></ul><ul><li>Launch at the end of October 2007 </li></ul>

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