Community Wellbeing Cabinet Member – Minutes – 29 January 2018
12 (12) THE NORMANBY HALL & COUNTRY PARK DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2017-2020 – The Director: Learning, Skills and Culture submitted a report seeking approval of the Normanby Hall & Country Park Development Plan 2017-2020.
The development of Normanby Hall and Country Park between 2017 and 2020 would be driven by transforming the operational model and transforming the visitor offer. By 2020, the whole site would be self-sustaining with the council as the commissioner of high quality services and events utilising the unique nature of the hall, gardens and parklands. The council would build upon the reputation and significance of Normanby Hall and Country Park to showcase and celebrate North Lincolnshire as a special place to visit, stay, work and invest.
The Normanby Hall & Country Park Development Plan 2017-2020 set out the high level ambitions for the site. The plan outlined the priorities and actions required to achieve the ambition that “By 2020, Normanby Hall Country Park will be the best outdoor place for families to play, stay and visit.”
There were three overarching priorities in the Normanby Hall Country Park Development Plan:
1. Improving the overall visitor experience
2. Developing high quality customer services
3. To be self-sustaining by 2020
The report gave details how the priorities in the development plan would be brought to fruition.
Resolved – That the Normanby Hall & Country Park Development Plan 2017-2020 be approved.
13 (13) INVESTMENT IN BARTON UPON HUMBER LIBRARY, HEALTH AND WELLBEING HUB – The Director of Learning, Skills and Culture submitted a report seeking approval of the investment of £1.2m to create an integrated Library and Wellbeing offer in Barton upon Humber.
The council’s capital programme for 2017-18 included £1.2m funding to create an integrated Library, Health and Wellbeing offer based at Baysgarth Leisure Centre in Barton upon Humber. This investment would deliver a transformational change in the way that the council both supported and enabled people and communities, placing the customer at the centre.
Extensive work had been undertaken to develop the Library, Health and Wellbeing Hub concept in terms of outcomes, supporting infrastructure and the sustainability of services.
The investment would create a vibrant community space, with a wide range of information, advice, leisure, health, wellbeing and lifelong learning opportunities being brought together around the customer. This would:
• strengthen individual and community health and well-being
• enhance resilience and connectivity within the community
• promote literate communities
• provide cultural enrichment
• promote community prosperity
• enable progression into employment
• raise aspirations
• ensure the vulnerable are supported and protected
• improve digital access
• transform the customer journey/experience.
Functions would be integrated across a number of services. These were currently delivered from a range of different facilities which included:
• Baysgarth Leisure Centre
• Barton Adult Community Learning Centre
• Barton Library and Local Link
• Barton Community Wellbeing Hub.
Resolved – That the investment of £1.2m of capital funding to create an integrated Library and Wellbeing offer in Barton upon Humber, be approved.
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