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.
In 2000 Central Government gave local authorities the duty to produce a community strategy in partnership with other organisation and agencies and the community through local strategic partnerships.
Purbeck Community Plan (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) , prepared by Purbeck Community Partnership, sets out a shared vision for the district. Its overall aim is, through working together, to improve the quality of life through addressing social, environmental and economic issues. Through joining together, the partners aim to get added value.
It brings together the priorities identified by the community and local organisations with the needs and priorities from local agencies and service providers and statistical evidence. The plan is intended to provide organisations and individuals with a focus for joint action, helping partners to identify collaborative projects and direct resources.
The key challenge is to find a sustainable balance between nature conservation and enhancing the environment with finding space for new housing, improving local prosperity and delivering accessible services to an ageing population.
The issues for Purbeck fall into 7 main priority areas. Many of these interlink with one another, eg. improving people's prosperity will help them afford homes locally. The priorities are:
Housing for All
Strong & Active Communities
The Local planning policy in Purbeck will be a key component in delivering the land use planning aspects of the Community Plan and the Town and Parish Plans.
The Purbeck Community Partnership Membership (pdf, 29kb) (opens in a new window) includes public, private, business, voluntary and community representatives.
The Purbeck Community Partnership Protocol (PDF, 129kb) (opens in a new window) was agreed in the Spring of 2007.