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1 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham WELCOME to The Market Hall Presentations will begin at 7.00pm Refreshments are available (supplied by Saxmundham Guides) Please view The Exhibition at the rear of the hall

2 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Welcome Ron Warren MBE Volunteer Director and Chair, SADCIC

3 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Presentations – Outline 1.Suffolk CC New Strategic Direction – Cllr Jane Storey, Deputy Leader SCC 2.The Big Society and social enterprise – Cllr Rae Leighton, SCC 3.The Saxmundham Community Enterprise centre – SADCIC representatives 4.Library services in Saxmundham – Cllr Judy Terry, SCC 5.Summary & Feedback

4 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham The ‘New Strategic Direction’ for Suffolk CC and Budget expectations Jane Storey Deputy Leader, Suffolk County Council

5 Suffolk County Councils New Strategic Direction

6 Context Short term funding crisis -28% cut in budget over 4 years Increase in demand for many of our services Equates to savings of £125 million

7 Our options Do nothing Make efficiency savings Just cuts services Find another way

8 Priorities £43 million budget cuts 2011/12 £40 million in divestment by 1 st April 2013

9 Our Response

10 Divestment – why do it? 1.Reduce the overheads of being a large organisation 2.To change the identity of the Council from service provider to community leader, consumer advocate, market maker 3.To create more localised and joined up services 4.To hand back responsibilities to our residents, customers and communities 5.To unlock the creativity of our staff to co-create different services with our communities 6.To create an economically more efficient model for assessing value by financially empowering users and paying by results

11 Benefits of Social Enterprise Social enterprises build communities of interest around their business like approaches to tackling social and environmental issues They contribute to the economic and social growth of the county including job creation and levering external funds They seek to make a financial surplus and reinvest in local benefits As viable businesses they interact with the wider economy and society in a sustainable way and shape these

12 Divestment programme – our Ideas Big Ideas Social Care Trusts Learning Trust Single Highways Partnership Your Place Early Adopters Outdoor Education Traded Services Suffolk Heritage Enterprise Employment Advice Adult Learning Library and LEAP Property Registrars

13 Your Place Creating space for divestment A Total Place approach to discussions Support for ‘credible proposals’

14 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Questions Facilitated by Ken Howe Saxmundham Town Council

15 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham The ‘Big Society’ and Social Enterprise for Saxmundham and area Rae Leighton Local Councillor, Suffolk County Council

16 The BIG Society? Social Enterprise Opportunities for Saxmundham Services County Buildings in and around Saxmundham The SADCIC Model – Joint Partnership

17 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Questions Facilitated by Ken Howe Saxmundham Town Council

18 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham A Community Enterprise Centre for Saxmundham and District Robin Potter Volunteer Director, SADCIC

19 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Background Saxmundham Community Plan produced Feb 2009 Action Plan for Saxmundham Information gathered via:  workshop and drop in consultations with the community  a postal survey of 5500 households in IP17  a survey questionnaire of 250 local young people  More than 18 months work  £18k investment

20 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham SAXMUNDHAM COMMUNITY PLAN Saxmundham and District Community Interest Company February 2009

21 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Vision for 2015 Saxmundham will be a vibrant and socially inclusive market town, containing: A new Health Centre A Community Enterprise Centre More higher skilled, higher paid employment opportunities, especially for the young adults of the area An integrated transport hub for the area A revitalised secondary education facility on the current Middle School site A revitalised High Street with a produce market supporting the livelihoods of local suppliers Two popular town centre supermarkets

22 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Action Plan Community Enterprise Centre Health Centre Improved Youth Facilities Training and Enhanced Employment Opportunities Integrated Transport Hub Improved Retail Heart of Saxmundham Middle School Facility Elderly and Disadvantaged Forum

23 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Saxmundham Middle School becomes… a Community Enterprise Centre for the town and surrounding parishes

24 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Community Enterprise Centre The centre will be a multi-function, multi- agency building and SADCIC is looking to work in partnership with a variety of users in providing accommodation and services Potential Users: Suffolk County Council for locally based staff Suffolk Coastal District Council Library Police NHS BT University Campus Suffolk and EDF Energy

25 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Community Enterprise Centre - Community Café/IT suite Main Hall/green room/stage/store Meeting/dining room Fitness suite Changing rooms, showers etc Multi-media area (e.g. recording studio /community radio station) Youth area Crèche Town ‘Hopper’ Bus

26 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Community Enterprise Centre - Enterprise Significant office and business areas supported by advanced IT facilities Commercial kitchen Conference Centre /teaching /meeting room Bar Library/Information centre Training area Suffolk County Council (eg Social Care, Community Learning) Sizewell (EDF) University Campus Suffolk NHS Counselling / Clinics Police facility

27 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Community Enterprise Centre - Saxmundham Middle School site Will be declared redundant for Education from July 2012 Currently supports more than 10 community activities Premises in very good order Space for both Community and Enterprise users

28 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham

29 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham A Community Enterprise Center for Saxmundham and District Stephen Palmer Volunteer Director, SADCIC

30 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham

31 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Governance Partnership Project Board Workstreams 1.Feasibility 2.Business Plan 3.Library 4.Community Users

32 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Milestones & Plan

33 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham The Business Model Capital Building Cost Refurbishment / adaptations ‘Green’ issues Revenue Management Maintenance Cleaning etc.

34 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Required skills Accountancy / Book keeping / Finance Building skills in adapting and upgrading the building Quantity Surveying / Clerk of Works Building Facilities Management for running the building Big Fund raising Event Organiser / Committee (Summer Fair / Folk Festival etc.?) Setting up CIC for running the community Café, Library, Cleaning etc

35 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Questions Facilitated by Ken Howe Saxmundham Town Council

36 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Library Services and consultation on options for future delivery Judy Terry Portfolio Lead for Library Consultation, Suffolk County Council

37 ‘Have your say on the future of Suffolk’s libraries’ Councillor Judy Terry Suffolk County Council Portfolio Holder for Library Divestment

38 Background Suffolk County Council – Libraries need to contribute to Suffolk County Council saving, as will every other service, – The New Strategic Direction envisages services being divested to communities who can: Run them more innovatively Run them more in tune with local need Run them more cost effectively because they do not have the same overheads as the County Council

39 Suffolk Libraries Consultation ‘Have your say on the future of Suffolk’s libraries’ – Major consultation on the library service – What people value about their library – Asking for innovative ideas on how libraries might be managed in the future – Asking for ways that savings might be achieved

40 Saxmundham Library Currently at – Council Offices, Street Farm Road What do you think of the library? – What do you value about the library? – What should the library be doing in the future? Is the library in the right place? – If not where should it be? Do you have any ideas about how it could be managed differently at less cost?

41 Our Timetable 30th April consultation closes. 30th April outline Expressions of Interest to be received. 19th July Suffolk County Council Cabinet considers feedback from the consultation. Autumn 2011 discussions on Expressions of Interest and working up community business plans. Autumn 2011 any further consultations on specific proposals. April 2012 implementation of new arrangements.

42 Suffolk Libraries Consultation Consultation runs until 30th April Please give us your views Libraries Consultation 2011 Suffolk County Council Ipswich Suffolk IP1 2BR

43 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Questions Facilitated by Ken Howe Saxmundham Town Council

44 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Consultation and Feedback Next steps Don Tricker Volunteer Director, SADCIC

45 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham IP17 Community Residents Local Community & Voluntary Groups Local Social Enterprises Local Authorities & Agencies Local Businesses

46 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Visits Debenham Community Centre Kesgrave Community Centre Sunlight Community Interest Company, Gillingham Keystone Trust at Thetford. Halesworth LEAP Centre Gainsborough Community Library Marram Centre, Kessingland

47 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Next Steps CEC Business Plan Go / No Go on Middle School / CEC Contract with SCC CEC Refurbishment CEC Launch!

48 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Feedback 1.Consultation Feedback Sheet 2.www.saxcommunity.co.uk

49 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Questions Facilitated by Ken Howe Saxmundham Town Council

50 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Summary and Close Ron Warren MBE Volunteer Director and Chair, SADCIC

51 Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company Your ‘Big Society’ at work in Saxmundham Thank You for coming Please complete feedback form Exhibition and informal discussion until 9.30pm Refreshments available (supplied by Saxmundham Guides) The Exhibition will re-open tomorrow at 10am


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