Caterham Seeda Form2

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Caterham Seeda Form2

  1. 1. The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd ....Application for funding. Surrey Rural Towns Group Background – Formed a voluntary group ABC in early 2006 – A three tier local model. Hill & Valley Parishes – Consulted over 2,000 of 20,000 pop. – An innovative ABC Shop & Trailer – Published preliminary findings early in 2007 – Began working on Shabby to Smart project and    submitted form 1. May 2008 – Some obstacles and opportunities in 2008! • Town Centre flooding • A much more imaginative idea • Changes in local politics • The visit to Storrington Chris Windridge. Chair July21st 2009 The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd
  2. 2. The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd ....Application for funding. Surrey Rural Towns Group What did we do in 2009 – Formed a limited Company.    Help from Storrington & Leatherhead – Solved the flooding. Thanks to Surrey. – Established high level discussion within Highways – Strengthened the relationships with both Parishes – Established a “Pilot Scheme” proposal with elements of    the “Future Caterham” ideas, in heart of shopping area. – A joint proposal with Surrey Highways now established – Consulted with Tandridge Access group and RNIB – The overall bid now 50% an upgrade to all areas,     50% a Pilot scheme, with advisory speed limit – Parallel path, is a Shop Smart scheme, to help Town    Vitality Chris Windridge. Chair July21st 2009 The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd
  3. 3. The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd ....Application for funding. Surrey Rural Towns Group Shopping Maps Town Layout & The Square Shop Smart Pilot Scheme Chris Windridge. Chair July21st 2009 The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd
  4. 4. The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd ....Application for funding. Surrey Rural Towns Group •A refresh for the core parts of the town •An innovative pilot scheme, half way between full scale shared space/ pedestrianisation and today •Contingency would go to Lighting, or extending scheme •An immediate economy boost via Shop Smart loyalty scheme Chris Windridge. Chair July21st 2009 The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd
  5. 5. What did we do next? ....Highlights of best practice – Linked up with Leatherhead partnership, to create company for Caterham - with best of Storrington, Leatherhead and ourselves. Three of the Study tour team as directors. Resolved some representation issues for Parishes. – Have finalised a SEEDA bid, with Excellent cooperation from county, district and parishes, plus businesses and residents – Applauded our Festival team for launching the first ever Town Festival over 6 weeks. 84 events and thousands of people. – Launching a “Shop Smart” local card, with 30 shops, a Town portal site and fingers crossed 3,000 + members. – Upgrading the 3rd Business meet Business event from Caterham to District in Autumn, with District involvement >100 businesses expected to be involved. Chris Windridge. Chair July21st 2009 The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd
  6. 6. ABCʼs study tour to Storrington ....Highlights of best practice The keys issues for us to learn about: – Partnership structure and experiences – From aspiration to delivery of a significant     Street Scene project – Making a case for and operating a    community facility Overall we gained confidence our goals were achievable, further built our team and found some kindred spirits. Chris Windridge. Chair July21st 2009 The Caterham Community Partnership Ltd

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