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Strategic Priority: Keeping Maidstone Borough an attractive place for all

Priority Action: Respecting the Character of the Borough

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Detail

Milestones

Outcomes

Responsible Owner

Parish Charter

 

Undertake a review in 2016

Consultation with Parishes

 

Undertake full review – October 2016

Maintain a valuable and constuctive relationship between the Borough Council and Parish Councils

John Littlemore

Culture and Heritage Strategy

Developing information base and plan.

RSA on a pilot project based on “what are the stories we tell each other, ourselves and others about who we are?”  - April 2017

Ensuring that we make the most of our Culture and Heritage assets

Dawn Hudd

 

Strategic Priorities: Keeping Maidstone Borough an attractive place for all  & Securing a successful economy for Maidstone

Priority Action: Ensuring there are good leisure and cultural attractions

Project

Detail

Milestones

Outcomes

Responsible Owner

A Sustainable Future for Mote Park

A plan will be adopted setting out a masterplan for the development and sustainability of Mote Park. 

Operational models explored for AZ and approach agreed – March 16

 

Contract Administrator appointed for stage 2 build phase of AZ – March 16

 

Business case produced for a new Café/Visitor/Education Centre for Mote Park – March 16

 

Funding bid submitted to HLF and/or other bodies – August 16

 

Construction of AZ complete – Feb 17

 

AZ open and operational – March 17

 

 

A range of outcomes have been identified including to, establish Mote Park as a destination recognising its status as one of Britain’s best loved parks and to protect the long term sustainability and financial future of the parks and open spaces and t.

 

Dawn Hudd

Play Area Improvements Programme

 

The £1.75m capital programme to replace strategic play areas will be delivered over 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Complete play area designs for reviews by parks and leisure team - Feb 16

 

Coordinate public  communication at each play area, outlining scope and closure periods – Feb 16

 

Commence works –March 16

 

Complete year one programme of works – July 16

 

Assess performance of contractor on year one programme.  – July 16

 

Retender or Award phase 2 contract – August 16

 

 

To ensure A network of strategically Important Play Areas based on a 12 minute walking time for local residents to ensure all round, healthy development of children and young people.

Dawn Hudd

Parks & Open Spaces 10 Year Development Plan  

 

A new plan will be produced which outlines the role of our parks and open spaces, how we will manage and develop them.

Develop draft plan – Jan 17

 

Consultation with key stakeholders – April 16

 

Adoption of plan – Oct 16

 

Consider the operational models – Jan 17

A consolidated plan which sets out the role of parks and open spaces in our borough and addresses their sustainability for the future.  Including identifying maintenance and investment requirements.

Dawn Hudd

Destination Management Plan 

 

Delivery has commenced on the three year Destination Management Plan Action plan with the DMP Board overseeing its delivery via four working groups based on the themes River, Town, Countryside and Events.

DMP Project Working Groups set up – Nov 15

 

Implement actions – Nov 15

 

Update report to HCL Committee – may 16

Increase the value of tourism

Connect the town with its surrounding countryside

Encourage more overnight visitors to the Borough to come into the town centre – including in the early evening – and to explore Maidstone’s countryside and villages

Strengthen potential visitors’ awareness and image of the Borough by using the Shared Story

 

Dawn Hudd

Museum Development Programme

 

A new 20 year Strategic Development Plan for Maidstone Museums will be produced and a Strategic Board set up to oversee its development and implementation.

Scope prepared for a new Museums 20 Year Strategic Plan – Jan 16

 

Set up new Museums Strategic Board – Jan 16

 

Capital works completed in reception – April 16

 

Implement outstanding efficiencies identified from front of house review – April 16

 

Implement new budget – April 16

 

Draft Museums 20 Year Development Plan- April 16

The museum will be a flagship museum and a nationally recognised tourist destination

Dawn Hudd