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Clive Dutton`s Powerpoint
SCOTTISH URBAN REGENERATION FORUM
ANNUAL CONFERENCE
3RD NOVEMBER 2000
CHANGING CULTURES AND
STRUCTURES TO DRIVE REGENERATION
AND TACKLE SOCIAL INCLUSION
Clive Dutton
Head of Regeneration and Community Planning
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
THE SANDWELL STORY
 Glasgow
A LONG GESTATION
 1993 - Tipton Challenge Partnership
 1996 - Sandwell Regeneration Partnership
 1997 - Sandwell Health Partnership
A LONG GESTATION
 1998 - Root and branch review of Sandwell
Regeneration Strategy
 1999 - Partners draft 2020 vision and form
Civic Partnership
SANDWELL CIVIC PARTNERSHIP MEMBERSHIP
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Sandwell Metropolitan
Borough Council
Sandwell Health Authority
Sandwell Training and
Enterprise Council and
Business Link
Sandwell Council of Voluntary
Organisations
Sandwell Ethnic Minorities
Umbrella Forum
Sandwell and Dudley Chamber
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West Midlands Police
Sandwell College
Rowley College
Smethwick Regeneration
Partnership
Greets Green Regeneration
Partnership
Advantage West Midlands
Government Office for the West
Midlands
SANDWELL CIVIC PARTNERSHIP
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Visioning process led to new partnership of key decision
makers
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New mission statement written by Chairs and Chief
Executives with focus on joint planning
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Focus now on main programmes, not just special
programmes
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Need to translate vision into strategy and action plan
SANDWELL 2020 PLAN
KEY STAGES
Identification of partnership
choices that make up the vision
SANDWELL 2020 PLAN
KEY STAGES
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Priorities reflect new shared understanding of
Sandwell:•
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promote lifelong learning society
improve health and tackle pre-requisites of health
revitalise the Sandwell economy
restructure Sandwell’s physical environment
create a safer Sandwell
SANDWELL 2020 PLAN
KEY STAGES
 Principles for partnership action
 Action plan - short, medium and long term
STRUCTURES TO DEVELOP AND
IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
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Plethora of partnerships, multi agency working
groups and strategies, but no strategies which
reflect the desired priorities
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Focus of first action plan therefore to establish
process and strategies to put flesh on Sandwell
vision and plan
STRUCTURES TO DEVELOP AND
IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
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Sandwell “family of partnerships”:•
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Lifelong Learning (extend)
Economic (revitalise)
Health (extend)
Urban Form (new)
STRUCTURES TO DEVELOP AND
IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
 New Commitment to Regeneration:-
• culture change
• compact with Government
CULTURE CHANGE COUNCIL
 Review of corporate strategy - now
reflects priorities of Sandwell Plan
CULTURE CHANGE COUNCIL
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Restructuring:• Strategic Directors to focus on driving strategic
change unencumbered by departmental
responsibilities and territorialism –
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Lifelong Learning
Social Inclusion and Health
Transforming Urban Form
Resources
Sandwell Direct
CULTURE CHANGE COUNCIL
 Heads of Service focussing on service
delivery and best value
 Cabinet with Cabinet responsibilities for
new strategic responsibilities
CULTURE CHANGE COUNCIL
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Budget review
• Sandwell Plan playing a role
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EXTERNAL WORKING
• Sub regional
• Transboundary
• Regional
ASSESSMENT
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Not all roses:•
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Slow and painful
Words easy, shared understanding not
Competing personalities
Suspicion of Council
Special programmes dominate over main programmes
Need for sticks and carrots
Some professionals won’t participate
Lost Members while courting partners
Strategic Directors still to adapt to new role
BENEFITS
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Recognition by partners that they need each other to fulfil their
objectives
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New “Sandwell” spirit and profile
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Agreements where there was fighting/inertia before
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Able to influence sub regional, regional and national decision making
for Sandwell’s benefit
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Outward positive approach replaces inward negative “deprived”
attitudes
ASSESSMENT ABOUT BALANCING TRENDS
Today
______________ Tomorrow
Leadership
______________ Ownership
Special
______________ Main programmes
Departmentalism
Strategic led
______________ Corporate/
partnership
______________ Service led
Added value
______________ Bureaucracy
IMAGE COURTESY OF ALSOP AND STÖRMER
THE VISION PERSONIFIED
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