ACTION PLAN – Core Plans  - All Compartments.

Theme - People

CODE

ISSUE

ACTION

OUTCOME


KEY ORGANISATION

TIMESCALE

FUNDING

PP1


Partnership working with local communities, agencies, and other stakeholders.


Set up a and maintain a WLCP consultative forum for stakeholders; attendance of LCC officers at stakeholder groups meetings; Initiate a WLCP newsletter to share news and ideas; involvement and support of locally led initiatives such as Fun Days and practical activities.


Sense of cohesiveness between stakeholders and LCC; opportunity for stakeholders to put forward ideas and discuss and resolve issues; support for new community groups.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside, Area Committees.


PP2


Continued consultation and liaison with local user groups and communities.


Continue with the WLCP Forum as a vehicle for discussion; attendance of group meetings; setting up of a WLCP newsletter for exchanging ideas and information.


Provision of facilities and activities will meet the needs and wants of user groups; good relations with groups due to collaborative working and inclusiveness.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.


PP3


Collaborative working with adjacent landowners.


Set a framework for dialogue between LCC and adjacent landholders/managers, including Bradford City Council; British Waterways, Nature Reserves; private landowners and their agents etc.


Better streams of dialogue; speeding up  of  issue resolving processes; awareness of activities and special interests on adjacent land.


Parks & Countryside.




Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




PP4


Health and wellbeing issues.


Following consultation with local communities and stakeholders make provision for “Green Gyms” and orienteering courses etc. at appropriate sites; extend the Healthy Walks programme to greenspaces in the WLCP area; make provision for seating in quiet areas.


Increased use of greenspaces by visitors for exercise and quiet reflection; helps to meet Government recommendations for healthy living.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside, Area Committees.


PP5


Education, schools and Life Long Learning.


Promote the use of greenspaces and facilities within the WLCP boundary to local schools; encourage their involvement in practical projects; initiate public  guided walks and activities to consider informal training programme for activities such as horticulture, wildlife identification, archaeology surveying etc.


Greenspaces will form an important educational resource and used to support curriculum based schoolwork; skills developed through training could contribute to future surveying and management of greenspaces; increased sense of  “pride of place” in local people due to appreciation of local places. 


Parks & Countryside.




Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




PP6


Volunteering opportunities.


Identify suitable programme of works; advertise volunteering opportunities to local community; identify established groups interested in volunteering.


Increases a sense of involvement and pride of place for local communities and other user groups; good for health and wellbeing; helps overall enhancement of nature conservation sites.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




PP7


Working with under represented groups e.g. ethnic minorities, senior citizens, people with disabilities.


Raise awareness of the WLCP initiative through promotional material; encourage recreational use of greenspaces by under represented groups through programmes of walks and activities.


A greater cross sections of the community using greenspaces for recreation; increased confidence in and use and appreciation of greenspaces.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




PP8


All Community Parks within the WLCP boundary should meet the Leeds Quality Park Standard in terms of offering community involvement  and  educational opportunities for local people.


Carry out a LQP audit and assessment of each Community Park within the Country Park in terms of the current level of community involvement and educational opportunities available; identify improvements which need to be made and funding required; undertake improvements and monitor.


Increased visitor satisfaction and visits to Community Parks across the WLCP.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside, Green Leeds,Section 106.




PP9


Sustainable  travel.


Establish and promote pedestrian and cycle routes offering alternative means of getting to school and work; encourage the setting up of initiatives like the “Walking Bus“ as a means of getting to school; support the concept of a Water Bus for the canal.


Helps to reduce volume of traffic on the roads; exercise contributes to better health and fitness; development of road safety awareness for children and reduces congestion around schools.


Highways, Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




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