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South Wye Regeneration

The South Wye Regeneration Partnership was set up in 1999 to put in place a realistic and targeted regeneration programme which would make a significant difference to the lives of people living in the South Wye area (the wards of Belmont, Hinton and St Martins - pre 2003) as well as those working at the Rotherwas Industrial Estate. In order to do this the Partnership successfully secured £4.3 million of Single Regeneration Budget from the Regional Development Agency, Advantage West Midlands. This investment was match funded and resulted in a programme of £13 million over 7 years.

The Partnership set itself a mission at that time to:-

* Create an active and lively community where everyone who lives and works in the area has equal access to services and opportunities.

* Improve the local environment so that it reflects the pride of local people in the place where they live.

* Build a strong and competitive local economy by investing in local people and local businesses.

At the end of the SRB programme the Partnership carried out an evaluation of the programme. As a result of this work and surveys that were carried out with residents and businesses in South Wye, the Partnership produced a forward strategy and action plan to continue regeneration work in the local community. The Partnership now has a new strategic board and is working to deliver the actions identified in the forward strategy, as well as contributing towards the strategic objectives of the Herefordshire Partnership's Community Strategy.

The South Wye Regeneration Partnership has identified a new vision for the future for South Wye. The vision is:-

* An improved perception of the area by both residents and outsiders;

* The integration of services into the community;

* The continued provision of co-ordinated education for children and young people;

* A cleaner, greener environment; and

* A cohesive community of South Wye.

For more information please contact The South Wye Regeneration Manager at:

South Wye Regeneration Partnership

Kindle Centre

ASDA

Belmont Road

Hereford

HR2 7JZ

Tel:- 01432 383230

Email:- southwyesrb@herefordshire.gov.uk

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South Wye Regeneration

South Wye logo The South Wye Regeneration Partnership was set up in 1999 to put in place a realistic and targeted regeneration programme which would make a significant difference to the lives of people living in the South Wye area (the wards of Belmont, Hinton and St Martins - pre 2003) as well as those working at the Rotherwas Industrial Estate. In order to do this the Partnership successfully secured £4.3 million of Single Regeneration Budget from the Regional Development Agency, Advantage West Midlands. This investment was match funded and resulted in a programme of £13 million over 7 years.

 

The Partnership set itself a mission at that time to:-

 

* Create an active and lively community where everyone who lives and works in the area has equal access to services and opportunities.

* Improve the local environment so that it reflects the pride of local people in the place where they live.

* Build a strong and competitive local economy by investing in local people and local businesses.

 

At the end of the SRB programme the Partnership carried out an evaluation of the programme. As a result of this work and surveys that were carried out with residents and businesses in South Wye, the Partnership produced a forward strategy and action plan to continue regeneration work in the local community. The Partnership now has a new strategic board and is working to deliver the actions identified in the forward strategy, as well as contributing towards the strategic objectives of the Herefordshire Partnership's Community Strategy.

 

The South Wye Regeneration Partnership has identified a new vision for the future for South Wye. The vision is:-

 

* An improved perception of the area by both residents and outsiders;

* The integration of services into the community;

* The continued provision of co-ordinated education for children and young people;

* A cleaner, greener environment; and

* A cohesive community of South Wye.

 

For more information please contact The South Wye Regeneration Manager at:

 

South Wye Regeneration Partnership

Kindle Centre

ASDA

Belmont Road

Hereford

HR2 7JZ

 

Tel:- 01432 383230

Email:- southwyesrb@herefordshire.gov.uk

:Thumbs-Up: I was priveledged to be in at the begining of the SRB partnership

as chairman of the first community group in South Wye at Newton Farm. Initially we called ourselves the Newton Farm Action Group We had between 50-70 residents coming to each monthly meeting at St, Francis Church Centre, A Feasibility and Community Facilities Study was carried out where 929 forms from the residents were returned to us, high on the priority list was an advice centre.We ask Herefordshire Council for an empty shop at the Oval,and SRB for funding, to be able to be considered for this we had to change our name to The Newton Farm Community Association and become a charity which we did, the shop was given to us rent free, it is now called Wyes Buys. At one of our meeting a group of people came and decided to vote our group out of office and take over the community association and the advice centre, we had submitted a plan for a community social club, but unfortunately the new group did not take it forward.

Since 2003 a total of four community hall have appeared in south wye, with many facilities such as health and social care, children and young people facilities, better housing and recently the buying of Belmont Pools which will form part of the Haywood Country Park. All this has been achieved by the communities of Belmont and St Martins wards working together over a period of 11 years, and the work is continuing through the South Wye Regeneration Partnership new vision for everyone living in the South Wye area. What we have achieved in South Wye is the envy of those living north of the river.

I have continued to work with the partnership over the past 11 years as a member of many committee's, and since 2003 as your councillor representing the people of Belmont Ward.

These are exciting times as we move forward with the new vision, and I support the regeneration partnership whole heartedly with their vision, but it will only be achieved if the people of both ward continue to work together for the betterment of the South Wye area.

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