Presentation on theme: "Taking the commitments to the streets Sevilla 23rd March 2007 Cllr Ben Bano Deal Town Council."— Presentation transcript:
Taking the commitments to the streets Sevilla 23rd March 2007 Cllr Ben Bano Deal Town Council
Deal – some key statistics In East Kent – high levels of deprivation in otherwise affluent South East of England Population of 26000 First Council in UK at third-tier level to sign Aalborg commitments (July 2005) Commitment to sustainability as core to the Council’s activities Town Plan process – involving local community in completing the vision Annual budget: €450,000.
Taking commitments to the streets Deal beach – often unattractive because of litter problem How could we develop a popular way of keeping the beach clean ? Plan event for Public Holiday Make it fun Follow up with a barbecue (Fairtrade or local produce of course !)
Taking commitments to the streets: Deal Beach Clean
Taking commitments to the streets The Saturday market was in decline Now managed by Deal Town Council Considerable increase in number of stallholders
Key to involvement – improved public transport New bus services using government Challenge Grant Partnership between agencies and bus companies Hourly service to Canterbury and Dover ‘Diamond’ trademark Environmentally friendly buses Free for people over 60 and for people with disabilities