December 2019 – Climate Change Summit
The summit was organised following a declaration of a Climate Emergency by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council which was formally brought into effect in September 2019. As part of the declaration the council agreed a series of pledges to reduce emissions in its buildings and operations.
Additionally a pledge was agreed to become a zero carbon borough by 2030 where the council will need to work in partnership and encourage residents and business to take action, so the summit was organised to take a first step to engage with local business and organisations.
The Summit started with a welcome from the BASP Chair Anthony Bravo, followed by presentations by Cllr Hayley Eachus, Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement, Martin Heath from Basingstoke Transition Network and David Symonds from WSP. A workshop and interactive session followed to gather ideas from attendees which are set out in the Outcomes Report of the session.
Suggestions from the event will to feed into a refreshed Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy and action plan which is due to be consulted on during Autumn 2020.
The council will continue to engage with businesses, residents and BASP in order to develop the strategy and as implement the measures required to reach our target of a net zero carbon borough by 2030. This aspirational target will require continued partnership working.
September 2018 - Children, Young People and Families Conference
The Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership (BASP) and other partners are currently working on a Horizon 2050 initiative for the borough. The aim is to set an ambitious and aspirational shared vision to ensure that residents have high quality homes, jobs and leisure and community facilities for decades to come. This will provide the foundations for far-reaching decisions about the future, setting the direction for the council and other partners’ work.
The borough’s children, young people and their families are at the heart of this future planning. We need to build on and improve the way that we support local families to ensure they are happy, safe and well. We also want them to have great opportunities to learn, make the most of their talents and have positive aspirations for their future.
On Thursday 20 September organisations working with children, young people and their families met at the Ark Conference Centre in Basingstoke to hear about the developing Brighter Futures 2050 vision and its priorities. They were invited to help shape this vision and work together to develop practical actions which would feed into the partnership delivery plan.
The event started with presentations from Julie Maskery (Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and BASP Vice Chair), Cllr Clive Sanders (Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Leader) and Cllr Simon Bound (Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council).
Those in attendance heard about the progress of the Horizon 2050 and Brighter Futures 2050 visions. This was followed by an interactive quiz to test everyone’s knowledge and set the scene for the upcoming workshops.
Workshops consisted of two main topics - what is happening in the borough to support children, young people and their families and what needs to be done now and over the next five years to start meeting their priorities.
The Children, Young People and Families Partnership Operational Group will be using the workshop feedback to shape the partnership delivery plan. The plan and finalised vision will be presented back to BASP on Thursday 6 December 2018.
October 2017 - Horizon 2050 Conference
On 2 October 2017, representatives from 29 organisations providing services in the borough met at the Ark Conference Centre in Basingstoke to hear about the Horizon 2050 project, which is developing a vision for the future growth of the borough between now and 2050. Delegates shared and discussed views on what needs to happen and when to allow Basingstoke and Deane to continue to be a great place for residents and businesses to live, flourish and grow.
The organisations were represented from across the public, private and community sectors, enabling partners from different sectors to share their knowledge and expertise.
The first half of the event contained three presentations delivered in a plenary setting. The morning 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, gave an introduction to the projection celebrating the borough’s rich past, bold vision and bright future. This was followed by a presentation from NESTA (the innovation foundation) that gave an overview of changes that are anticipated in society, jobs, the environment, and demographics in the future. Finally, Ipsos MORI presented the findings from their research and engagement with residents of the borough.
The second half of the event was a breakout session held in groups of approximately nine delegates and facilitated by Ipsos MORI and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council staff.
The partner feedback will be fed into the development of the Horizon 2050 vision, alongside the feedback gained from residents and businesses.
The BASP Board, and BASP members individually, will also be consultees when the Horizon 2050 vision goes out to consultation early 2018.
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.
For more information and outcomes from the workshop session 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.