We developed the Mental Wellbeing in Later Life, North Tyneside Joint Strategy, to set out how North Tyneside Council and North Tyneside CCG intend to improve mental health and dementia services and also support older people and carers.
Residents were invited to exhibition events over 2 days to view proposals to reconstruct Central Lower Promenade. Plans and other information were displayed at Whitley Bay Customer First Centre and officers from the project team were on hand to answer any queries. Residents were encouraged to leave feedback by completing questionnaires. The feedback received was used to inform a consultation report - see below. The authority would like to thank everyone who shared their views as part of this engagement exercise.
North Tyneside Council developed proposals to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) in the borough. PSPOs are designed to tackle activities that have had, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of local communities. The power to make PSPOs has been brought about by new Anti-Social Behaviour legislation. Our proposals related to dog control and the consumption of alcohol in public spaces in the borough that we knew were areas of key concern for our residents.
We are sharing improvement proposals that have been developed in response to feedback from ward members who highlighted certain issues within the area – the need for more parking, traffic calming measures, upgrading of the paving materials, replacement street furniture to create a pleasant area for visitors. Concept design proposals are available to view at the consultation events. We would like to get feedback on the overall scheme - what people like about the scheme, what they don’t like, is there anything they would like to see included or changed.
One of the statutory functions of the Local Authority Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is to publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) every 3 years. The first HWB-led PNA was published in April 2015. This is a 3 year assessment of the primary care pharmaceutical needs (pharmacies / dispensing doctors) in the Authority area.
Sports and Leisure are taking part in the Swim Local Pilot which is a project funded by Sport England to look at ways to increase swimming in the community. As part of this project one of the barriers we were looking to overcome was to ‘improve access to our facilities’. So to do this we wanted to organise Swim Open Days at the four pools in the borough removing the barrier of cost to swimming and looking to get some new members of the community into the facilities for the first time.
Sports and Leisure carried out surveys with service users within our facilities to determine how they rate our standards of cleanliness across all areas. This information was given on a voluntary basis. The feedback is used to make improvements where necessary based on customer’s comments. Our aim is to have 100 surveys from each of the 5 sites completed during each exercise. Thank you to all customers who took the time to complete a survey. Each site will carry out improvements based on the feedback received.
Images and descriptions of a number of proposed schemes included in the wider Whitley Bay seafront masterplan were displayed as an exhibition at the Rendezvous cafe on 28 June 2016. Residents/visitors/businesses were encouraged to come along to see the proposals and provide comments and feedback.
Residents and visitors were invited to apply for places at a number of special tours of the restoration work at Spanish City Dome. The aim was to showcase progress with the restoration work and give people the opportunity to see what was happening with the works inside the building. Visitors on the tours were encouraged to leave feedback and comments which will be used as part of the evaluation report at the end of the restoration scheme which is required by our funding partner Heritage Lottery.
The Safer North Tyneside Partnership has identified some community safety priorities for the next five years in a new draft Community Safety Strategy which will replace the current strategy when it expires in 2019. We are seeking views from partners and members of the public and our resident’s panel about these priorities. Responses to these questions will be taken into account by the Safer North Tyneside Partnership Board when deciding the final priorities. The final version of the Strategy will be agreed at the SNT Board in early May 2018 and we can share that with our resident’s panel.