Community planning is about giving local people the opportunity to create a shared vision for their area and identify priorities for action which are agreed by a wide range of people, organisations and groups.
- Is a powerful tool in helping local communities voice their aspirations
- Provides direction for joining up the work of local organisations
- Provides the potential to secure greater efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public/private/voluntary resources
- Provides an opportunity to share and learn from everyone's experiences
In Dorset, community planning happens through Local Community Planning Partnerships.
Local Community Planning
Local community planning partnerships and community plans for districts, towns and parishes concentrate on the issues and actions important to their local area. Any larger issues of county-wide importance are fed up to the Dorset Strategic Partnership.
They identify local views, issues and needs and strengthen the voice of communities to help influence decision makers and those who provide services. They can also help communities with advice on particular issues, can draw up a plan of action for the area and support local projects.
Dorset Strategic Partnership
Future partnership working in Dorset
North Dorset Community Partnerships
Community planning in North Dorset enables local communities to become directly involved in planning for future changes in their area, and help improve the quality of life for residents, support local businesses and economy, and conserve the countryside and environment. It is implemented through a grassroots and award winning model, developed with community partnerships based on the market towns and their villages.
Purbeck Community Partnership
Purbeck Community Partnership is a partnership of voluntary and community, public and private sector organisations working together to improve the quality of life in the district. By working together they aim to add value to the services and initiatives provided to improve life for the residents of Purbeck.
West Dorset Partnership
The West Dorset Partnership is a partnership of voluntary and community, public and private sector organisations working together to improve the quality of life in the district.
Weymouth and Portland Partnership
The Weymouth and Portland Partnership brings together a wide range of local organisations in work to meet the needs of the local community and shape the future of Weymouth and Portland.