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Since the publication of our Stakeholder Research Report and ensuing Saxmundham Community Plan ( Feb. 2009) - providing Saxmundham and district with a Vision and Action Plan, to meet stakeholder needs and wants - the volunteer directors of The Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company have been arranging various meetings to progress delivery of its part of the Action Plan.

These meeting fall into three broad headings:

 

  1. Publicity/Consultation
  2. Researching Venues (to help shape the proposed Community Enterprise Centre)
  3. Researching Customers (for the proposed Community Enterprise Centre)

 

1. Publicity / Consultation

  • 2009
  • March 21. Saxmundham Market Hall. Public review of Saxmundham Community Plan  
  • April 22. Stall at University Campus Suffolk Jobs Fair in Ipswich
  • April 25. Stall at Saxmundham Charities Market
  • May 18. Review of Community Plan with Saxmundham Town Council
  • Nov 6 Infrastructure Networks Suffolk, Launch Conference and Exhibition, Kesgrave.
  • Nov 18 Suffolk Coastal Local Strategic Partnership Forum and Exhibition.at Snape Maltings.
  • 2010
  • March 15 (2010) Public Consultation meeting in Saxmundham.
  • May 14 & 15 Public Consultation meetings in Saxmundham.
  • July 19 Volunteer Working Party meeting in Saxmundham.
  • September 20 Volunteer Public meeting in Saxmundham.
  • October 18 Volunteer Public meeting in Saxmundham.
  • November 15 Volunteer Library Working Party meeting in Saxmundham.
  • December 13 Saxmundham Town
  • 2011
  • March 25th Major Public Meeting, The Market Hall, Saxmundham
  • March 26th Major Public Meeting, The Market Hall, Saxmundham

2. Researching Venues

  • 2009
  • March 3. Debenham Community Centre
  • April 16 . Kesgrave Community Centre
  • July 1. DTA Workshop at Sunlight Community Interest Company, Gillingham
  • August 17. Visit to Keystone Trust at Thetford.
  • August 25. Halesworth LEAP Centre
  • September 16. Gainsborough Community Library
  • 2010
  • March 8 (2010) Saxmundham Middle School and facilities
  • May 18 Marram Centre, Kessingland
  • 2011

 

3. Researching Potential Community Enterprise Centre (CEC) Customers

  • 2009
  • August 21.2009 Miles Coles UCS re LEAP Centre for Saxmundham
  • Sept 30. Elaine Soanes SCC Property re future of SCC sites in Sax
  • October 23. Cllr.Rae Leighton (SCC) re site options for CEC.
  • Nov 5 Roger McMaster/ Mike Ellwood SCC Library services
  • November 10 Cllrs. Marian Andrews and Peter Batho (District) re support
  • December 1 Meeting with Leslie Graham, Flagship/Heritage Housing to discuss possible partnership
  • 2010
  • January 18, 2010 Angela Piearce, EDF Energy re the Community Enterprise Centre
  • January 25, Phil Dance BT Martlesham re the Community Enterprise Centre
  • March 12, Luke Smith Suffolk Coastal Local Strategic Partnership
  • May 14, Brian Prettyman, SCC, Major Property Programmes Manager
  • May 27 Mark Marshall NHS Suffolk, Head of Corporate DevelopmentĀ & Infrastructure
  • May 27 Val Smith, NHS Suffolk, Estaes Development & Contracts
  • May 27 Chris Rush, Suffolk Constabulary, Senior Estates Officer
  • June 25 Guenever Pachent, SCC, Director for Culture, Information and Learning
  • July 23, Tony Osmanski, SCDC, Strategic Director
  • September 2 Andy Fry, SCC, Director of Social Inclusion & Diversity
  • September 6 Simon Dickindon, Saxmundham Store Manager, Waitrose
  • September 16 Inaugural Meeting of the SADCIC/SCC Joint Project Board
  • November 18 Tom McGarry, Communications Manager, EDF Energy - Nuclear New Build
  • November 18 SADCIC/SCC Joint Project Board (at BT Martlesham)
  • 2011
  • January 13 SADCIC/SCC Joint Project Board (at BT Martlesham)
  • February 3 Tony Osmanski, SCDC, Strategic Director and Senior SCDC Officers
  • February 15 Sizewell Parishes Liaison Group
  • March 1 Cllr. Judy Terry, SCC, Cabinet Member (libraries consultation)
  • March 10 SADCIC/SCC Joint Project Board (at Saxmundham, Middle School)
  • 2012
  • October 1st Suffolk County Council divests management of its Saxmundham Community Resource Centre to The Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company. It was immediately rebranded as the Fromus Centre (after a local river running through the town and local villages) and a refurbishment and marketing programme was started, involving local volunteers (including the Alde Vally School).
  • 2013
  • April 25th Following a 6-month review meeting, senior representatives off Suffolk County Council expressed their great satisfaction when the results clearly demonstrated not only a significant reduction in running costs but an increased uptake of community users and revenue - and a future that looked even brighter.
  • September

 

   
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