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Community projects


Helping your Town or Parish Council to develop a Parish Infrastructure Investment Plan for the spending of Community Infrastructure Levy, Section 106 and other funds

Community project support

  1. ​Action planning

    • Community consultation

    • Delivery planning

  2. Project management

    • Stakeholder management

    • Design briefs

  3. Funding

    • Grant applications​

    • Community Infrastructure Levy

    • Section 106

    • Participatory budgeting

  4. Evaluation

  5. Training for Town & Parish Councils and community groups: Getting a community project off the ground

Please get in contact to discuss bespoke support for your community project

Case study: Two new play areas for Dereham town, Norfolk

Tony Needham, Dereham Town Clerk: “Rachel’s technical knowledge

regarding consulting with members of the public and third party

organisations was exceptional, these skills combined with her soft skills when

she was engaging with members of the public, enabled her to provide first rate results and a superb report” (January 2014).

Stage 1: Community and stakeholder engagement

  • 40 recorded interviews with toddler group parents, teenagers, children, residents and dog walkers

  • Site meeting with architectural liaison officer

  • Interviews with police and rugby club

  • Workshops with Town Councillors

  • Article in the local paper

  • Facebook group and text messages

  • Site visits to inspiring play areas

Stage 2: Play area design

  • Detailed report on findings

  • Two Design and Build briefs developed

  • Liaison with play equipment manufacturers

  • Procurement process developed

  • Assessment of designs with Town Councillors and local infant school

Stage 3: Funding applications

  • Section 106 

  • Local Council

  • Lottery

Quote from local resident: “This is the best thing that has happened to Dereham in a long time.  We love this play area!” (March 2015).

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