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Platforms for our Places

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Platforms for our Places is a plan that sets out Adur & Worthing Councils' ambition for our places' and our communities' prosperity and wellbeing over three years.

Platforms are the essential elements of Places that enable great things to happen.

For Platforms for our Places we have identified five Platforms:

You can either read the full document below:

or if you prefer the individual chapters are laid out separately on the page below ...

Our Progress:

For an overview of progress against our commitments set out in Platforms for our Places please see:

January to June 2018:

This went to Joint Strategic Committee on 10th July 2018.

July to December 2017:

This went to Joint Strategic Committee on 9th January 2018.

January to June 2017:

These went to Joint Strategic Committee on 11th July 2017.

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Platform 1 - banner - Our Financial Economies

Platform 1 - Our Financial Economies

Platform 1 - quote - positioning ourselves to seize advantages

The Financial Economy Platform develops a strong base to support, grow and champion our local financial economies, encouraging growth in jobs, skills, businesses and investment.

Through building a strong platform, businesses of all sizes will find resourceful, resilient, places to thrive and make long term commitments to their customers, employees and our communities.

The Financial Economy Platform increases opportunities for new ways of thinking about business, encouraging innovation and enabling enterprise, which actively contributes to thriving places and communities.

To find out more about the Financial Economies Platform and discover our commitments please see:

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Platform 2 - banner - Our Social Economies

Platform 2 - Our Social Economies

Platform 2 - quote - unleash the power of people

The Social Economy Platform creates a base, enabling individuals and communities to thrive. It invites different organisations to come together to create a launch pad for those ready to go as far as their skills and talents will take them.

The Social Economy Platform supports provide the essential safety nets for those that need them, as well as supporting individuals to turn their great ideas into reality. It enables communities thrive without necessarily having to intervening in their day-to-day lives.

In order to create thriving communities, the Social Economy Platform encourages innovative actions around housing needs, and creating healthy, safe, places by working with communities on locally focused solutions.

To find out more about the Social Economics Platform and discover our commitments please see:

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Platform 3 - banner - Stewarding our Natural Resources

Platform 3 - Stewarding our Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Platform gives prominence to our astonishing natural environment and invites the community to take an active role alongside the Councils in stewarding our unique natural environment.

Through the Natural Resources Platform, Platforms for our Places identifies the opportunities to do more of what already works well, and to experiment with new ideas for the future.

To find out more about the Natural Resources Platform and discover our commitments please see:

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Platform 4 - banner - Services & Solutions for our Places

Platform 4 - Services & Solutions for our Places

Platform 4 - quote - we need to up our capacity

The Services and Solutions Platform brings focus to the services that the Councils provide and how we can benefit from the skills, knowledge and expertise within our communities in designing new solutions to existing problems and emerging issues.

The Services and Solutions Platform places customers and communities at its heart, by designing our services and engaging our customers to ensure that our actions deliver better outcomes for our communities in more efficient ways.

To find out more about the Services & Solutions Platform and discover our commitments please see:

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Platform 5 - banner - Leadership of our Places

Platform 5 - Leadership of our Places

Platform 5 - quote - Local government that listens, understands and delivers

The Leadership Platform brings together the people, organisations and knowledge needed to confidently set the direction and ensure outcomes for our places.

The Leadership Platform challenges the Councils to ensure that their staff have the skills and capacity to lead effectively, and to share these abilities throughout Local Partnerships and organisations which have a leadership role within our communities.

It is clear that leadership doesn’t rest with a single individual or organisation; key to the growth of this Platform is the need for strong partnerships which can design, deliver and evaluate innovative projects and ideas which meet evidenced local needs. 

To find out more about the Leadership Platform and discover our commitments please see:

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