Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership
Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership (BASP) is a joint venture with all partners working to the same overall aim of improving the quality of life to the benefit of everyone living and working in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane. BASP acts as a strategic body focussing on current strategic issues and on future challenges.
Working in partnership provides an opportunity for networking and helps organisations to come up with solutions together. Working together gives us a chance to share information and resources and achieve more than we could do on our own.
A shared vision for Basingstoke and Deane to 2026
The Shared Vision for Basingstoke and Deane to 2026 is a unique picture describing the type of place and communities we want to be in the future. It sets out our shared ambitions to help us jointly plan by providing a common sense of purpose and acts as a guide against which we can test proposals.
The key ambitions outlined in the vision were developed by drawing on previous public consultations and evidence collected in developing strategies such as the council plan. These ambitions were tested with partners through the Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership and a draft vision was then developed.
Residents, stakeholders and partners were invited to comment on the draft vision and further testing was carried out via the borough council newsletter that went to every house in the borough.
You can view the Shared Vision, Community Strategy 2011 to 2026 and the Involved Communities Strategy and Action Plan below:
The structure of the Partnership
BASP is made up of a board and a number of multi-agency partnerships called Priority Action Groups (PAGs). Each PAG sets its own priorities and leads on the coordination and monitoring of actions against these. Each PAG elects a representative to sit on the Board and to meet with other PAG leaders to ensure opportunities for cross working are identified and work is not duplicated.
The BASP Board has an overview across all the PAGs and identifies cross cutting and emerging issues. The Board plans 'issue driven' conferences to which a wider selection of stakeholders are invited. The outcomes from these events are fed back to the relevant PAG or, if necessary, a new task and finish group is established to focus on the specific issue.
A diagram of the partnership structure is available in the documents section below: