June 2016 - BASP Visioning Workshop
Identifying together the key ingredients for the growing borough’s success in the next 30 years, covering the local plan to 2029, Manydown and beyond.
On 30 June 2016, 70 representatives from 30 organisations providing services in the borough met to hear about some of the key developments planned for the borough and to share their views on how together, we can ensure Basingstoke remains a great place to live and work.
The event was opened by the chair of Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership, Anthony Bravo (Basingstoke College of Technology Principal). The leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Councillor Clive Sanders, delivered a key note address entitled ‘Horizon 2050’ which set the scene for some informed and lively discussions. This was followed by presentations on The Local Plan to 2029 and Manydown.
Delegates then broke into workshops focusing on future needs for the borough with regards transport, education and skills, health and wellbeing, housing and community integration. Each delegate chose two workshops to take part in and contributed to some lively and forward thinking discussions. The partner feedback will be fed into further visioning work and used to inform and shape strategies going forward.
Across the five workshops some key themes emerged:
- the need for strategic whole borough planning
- the importance of cross sector partnership working
- plans must be fit for the future
For more detailed information please see the event report below.
Reviewing the latest Indices of Deprivation data for Basingstoke and Deane
Approximately 50 people representing 25 organisations attended the BASP workshops in December 2015. The aim of the event was to bring partners together to review the latest release of the indices of deprivation data, to discuss opportunities for joint working, to network and to share information on current and planned activities.
Anthony Bravo, as BASP chair welcomed delegates and provided some background on how the indices of deprivation data has been utilised locally in the past. Sally Kenyon from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council then presented a summary of the data released in September 2015.
Following the presentations delegates discussed how the data reflected their experiences, identified priorities and considered how we could work together to address issues.
A summary of the workshop discussions is available to view below.
Joint taskforce to help people get online
On Thursday 5 March 2015 representatives of organisations working with communities across Basingstoke and Deane joined forces to make sure people in the borough don't get left behind as more services go online. The BASP organised event looked at ways of working together to help residents who are struggling to use websites and other digital technologies to make their lives easier.
Those attending heard from Sarah Bridges of national charity Go ON UK and Matt Smith from First Wessex, who spoke about the setting up of the Tech Start project in Aldershot.
Copies of the speakers presentations and a list of the outcomes from the workshops are available in the documents section below.