Pride in Camp Hill Consultation

Closed 31 Jul 2018

Opened 3 Jul 2018

Feedback Updated 26 Nov 2018

We Asked

In July this year Warwickshire County Council consulted on the proposal to stop funding the dedicated Pride in Camp Hill (PinCH) team, based in the CHESS Centre in Camp Hill, in order to deliver their savings plan. Views were sought from the local community including Camp Hill residents, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Homes England, Barratt Homes, Lovells, and local stakeholders including local schools, the local Church and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action.

You Said

There were 47 responses to the online and paper surveys and 10 individuals attended the drop in sessions.  Key themes which emerged from respondents included: recognition of the contribution the team has made to building social cohesion; the benefits of having a local team to be the eyes and ears of the community; concerns at the loss of specific services including the Code Club and Camp Hill News and the need for continuing support for the final rehousing phase.  A full report on feedback is available on the main consultation page.

We Did

On November 8th 2018 Warwickshire County Council Cabinet considered a report on the outcome of the consultation. This recognised the contribution the team has made and reported the following: that some services e.g. the Code Club are not run by PinCH and will continue to be provided by others; that some services may stop e.g. Camp Hill News but that alternative ways of providing the publication are being looked at;  that by adjusting delivery of the  savings Warwickshire County Council could make a partial saving now, whilst continuing to fund PinCH at a reduced level and only to June 2020, in order to support Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to fulfil the rehousing and redevelopment contracts in the final phase and manage stewardship. The full report and minutes of the meeting are available on the main consultation page.

Cabinet resolved to agree this approach and formally ‘supports the revised plan for the implementation of the OOP savings (17-18) regarding Pride in Camp Hill.  

The decision will result in changes for the local office and staff and these will be communicated to the local community over the next two months.

Results Updated 13 Nov 2018

A report on the outcome of the consultation with recommendations was considered by Warwickshire County Council Cabinet on November 8th 2018. The papers considered, including the consultation analysis can be viewed using this link or by downloading the document below.

Warwickshire County Council Cabinet resolved to support a revised plan for the implementation of the OOP savings (17-18) regarding Pride in Camp Hill. This would mean that WCC makes a partial saving now , whilst continuing to fund PinCH at a reduced level and only to June 2020, in order to support NBBC to fulfil the rehousing and redevelopment contracts in the final phase and manage stewardship.

The full papers and minutes of this meeting are available below.

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Overview

We are consulting on the proposal to stop funding the dedicated Pride in Camp Hill (Pinch) team, based in the CHESS Centre in Camp Hill. We need to make this saving of £102k, in order to contribute to the overall One Organisation Plan (OOP) savings 2014-18 of £4.4m. In February 2017 Warwickshire County Council's Cabinet agreed the need to make savings, including reviewing support to Pinch.

We are seeking the views of local Camp Hill residents & businesses, our partners Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Homes England, Barratt Homes, Lovells, and local stakeholders including local schools, the local Church and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action.

More Information

Pinch is a successful regeneration programme, which started in 1998 and has resulted in a transformed community, with over 800 new homes, a new village centre, new business opportunities and improved road layout.  The many awards and accolades it has won from professional organisations over the last 20 years is testament to this. As the housing programme delivers its final phase, the success of the regeneration programme means that there is no longer a need or justification for a dedicated local team.

The work of Pinch has changed significantly over the years. The early years focused on working extensively and closely with the local community delivering externally funded programmes to support skills development, training, employment, recreational and environmental improvements, alongside construction of new homes and businesses. More recently Pinch has supported a smaller range of projects with less community development work. The focus has been on supporting the Pinch Board, providing the community publication, Camp Hill News and www.prideincamphill.co.uk and maintaining support for implementing the final housing programme ( 370 homes).

In the absence of a dedicated Pinch team Warwickshire County Council would still continue to support Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to deliver the final housing programme and would still continue to be represented on the Pinch Board.  

Please see the public information document for more information and background.

How to take part

Please complete this online survey.

Paper copies of this survey are  available from the CHESS Building, Camp Hill. 

Alternative formats and languages can also be made available on request

You can also attend a drop-in in session (see below for further details)

What happens after the consultation?
The outcome of the consultation will be reported to Cabinet on 13th Sept 2018. Cabinet will make the final decision on whether the proposal will be implemented. If Cabinet decide to implement the scheme the Pinch office would close by the end of 2018.

What Happens Next

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us your views.

The responses will be considered and a report will be presented to Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet in due course. Further updates will be made available on this site.

Events

Areas

  • Ward: Camp Hill Ward

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background
  • Service users (current or previous)
  • Local residents
  • Community Groups
  • Partners
  • Businesses

Interests

  • Communities