Rose Regeneration is involved in a range of activities to help citizens and communities to identify their needs, opportunities and aspirations in ways that tackle inequalities.
Examples of recent projects include:
Getting to Grips with the Localism Agenda Localism aims to shift power from Westminster (‘big government’) to give new powers to local councils, communities and individuals to work together to run their affairs locally (‘big society’). Rose Regeneration has delivered a series of interactive workshops on Localism for Involve Yorkshire & Humber, Pennine Prospects, RISS, Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire and Parish Councils in Lincolnshire. These workshops cover what the Localism Act means in practice and the opportunities that it provides community groups, businesses and residents to deliver the Big Society and/or to take on the running of local public services.
Yorkshire Dales Local Food Map
Craven CVS and Yorkshire Dales LEADER Local Action Group
Rose Regeneration has mapped local food activities taking place across the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the surrounding area. This included circulating a 'call for evidence' and running interactive workshops. A Booklet has been produced to highlight the opportunities in the Dales for developing further the market for local food and expanding the 'Dales is Best' brand. The Booklet contains a wealth of ideas, best practice and potential. Importantly, it signals the beginning of LEADER involvement around local food.
Sustainable Urban Fringes
Airedale Partnership and Haworth, Cross Roads & Stanbury Parish Council
Urban fringes are the areas between rural and urban landscape. These spaces are often neglected and under threat from growth and expansion and inconsistent planning policy. Rose Regeneration undertook a review of the Parish Plan and designed a framework and process for the next Plan. The project involved working with the Parish Council and local communities and using innovative ways of engaging people with the Parish planning process.
"Flexible Community Development
Rose Regeneration launched this Service in 2011 to support charities, voluntary and community groups delivering projects and services. Rose Regeneration undertakes one-off tasks, such as writing a funding application or organising an event. Or works for a set number of hours on a specified activity, such as initiating partnerships and acting as an interface with private and public sectors. Further information about this service is contained in the following leaflet: CharityCommunityVoluntarysector.pdf
Completed projects include:
The development of a Strategy and Delivery Plan for Fishing Communities (for Cornwall Development Company).
Business and Implementation Plan for the redevelopment of an auction mart site for Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers' Mart Limited.
Design and delivery of four interactive workshops on the Localism Bill for Yorkshire & Humber Rural Network.
Assessing the viability of a community farm for Cornwall Council and St. Just & Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust.
Preparing a food strategy for Pennine Prospects and the South Pennines LEADER Local Action Group.
Producing a set of best practice case studies on how economic well-being can be promoted at a local level for the Commission for Rural Communities (CRC).
Jennifer Watkins - Jennifer has worked in local government for more than 10 years, specialising in community development, regeneration and business planning and bidding. Jennifer has reviewed a Sustainable Community Strategy for a large unitary local authority, refreshed a Housing Strategy for a rural local authority, and worked with Rural Community Councils to assess the potential for collaborative working and shared services.
Colin Walker - Colin has worked in community transport for more than 20 years. His experience spans setting up community transport schemes in London (Hammersmith & Fulham) to leading the Humber Rural Pathfinder Programme. More recently, Colin has been managing a rural policy unit based at East Riding of Yorkshire Council and prepared a Strategy and Action Plan for the Hull and Humber Ports City Region.