TURNING THE TIDE 29 September 2009 Richard Packham Managing Director Great Yarmouth Borough Council Coastal Challenge  – G...
Outline <ul><li>Profile of Great Yarmouth – TAKE ONE </li></ul><ul><li>Factors behind the challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Resp...
 
Great Yarmouth <ul><li>Long and proud history </li></ul><ul><li>Population  - Urban 54,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Suburba...
Unemployment Statistics Wholly unemployed claimants : March 2005 (ONS Data) Proportion of resident working age population ...
Unemployment Great Yarmouth – Travel to Work
Health Profile
Deprivation Great Yarmouth
Mental  Health
Health Inequalities
Powerpoint free zone
Responses – Partnership Milestones….. <ul><li>1995 - Multi-agency needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>1996 - Informal ‘LSP’...
Responses – Partnership Initiatives….. <ul><li>Act on Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Health Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Communit...
… .. Responses – Partnership Initiatives….. <ul><li>Small Grants Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Ageless Opportunities </li></ul><u...
Outcomes ….. Good <ul><li>Quit rates for Smoking better than rest of Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Screening uptake rates at o...
Outcomes ….. Not so good <ul><li>Premature deaths from cancer and circulatory disorders higher than rest of Norfolk </li><...
Threats to future success…. <ul><li>Timescales for realising outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of targets and compliance ...
Great Yarmouth – TAKE 2 <ul><li>Investment and optimism </li></ul><ul><li>-  New Outer Harbour </li></ul><ul><li>-  Seafro...
Outer Harbour
Seafront
SHARP - before
SHARP - after
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 ...
Great Yarmouth …. <ul><li>No longer the ‘sick man’ of Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Reversing the cycle  </li></ul><ul><li>-  ...
1995 Welcome to Great Yarmouth
1995
In 1970 Great Yarmouth had  500 Hotels & Guest Houses In 1995 – only 175 remained
Welcome to derelict buildings 1995
2001
2003
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
 
 
Maritime Festival – 10th Anniversary Year 5th & 6th September
Heritage Open Days 10th-13th September 2009
GREAT YARMOUTH RACECOURSE New £2m Grandstand 2005
A NEW RACEVIEW RESTAURANT: 2006
£2.5m makeover completed in 2008 St Georges Park
A New Seafront GREAT YARMOUTH
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  1. 1. TURNING THE TIDE 29 September 2009 Richard Packham Managing Director Great Yarmouth Borough Council Coastal Challenge – Great Yarmouth
  2. 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>
  4. 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 (%)
  5. 6. Unemployment Great Yarmouth – Travel to Work
  6. 7. Health Profile
  7. 8. Deprivation Great Yarmouth
  8. 9. Mental Health
  9. 10. Health Inequalities
  10. 11. Powerpoint free zone
  11. 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>
  12. 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…….
  13. 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>
  14. 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>
  15. 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>
  16. 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>
  17. 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>
  18. 19. Outer Harbour
  19. 20. Seafront
  20. 21. SHARP - before
  21. 22. SHARP - after
  22. 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
  23. 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>
  24. 25. 1995 Welcome to Great Yarmouth
  25. 26. 1995
  26. 27. In 1970 Great Yarmouth had 500 Hotels & Guest Houses In 1995 – only 175 remained
  27. 28. Welcome to derelict buildings 1995
  28. 29. 2001
  29. 30. 2003
  30. 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
  31. 34. Maritime Festival – 10th Anniversary Year 5th & 6th September
  32. 35. Heritage Open Days 10th-13th September 2009
  33. 36. GREAT YARMOUTH RACECOURSE New £2m Grandstand 2005
  34. 37. A NEW RACEVIEW RESTAURANT: 2006
  35. 38. £2.5m makeover completed in 2008 St Georges Park
  36. 39. A New Seafront GREAT YARMOUTH

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