What is a campus?
Community campuses will be developed through input from local people ensuring each campus is as individual as the community it serves. They will provide the services communities need in one easy-to-access location – placing customers and their needs at the heart of future plans.
These campuses could be new buildings or greatly-improved and developed existing buildings. In other cases the proposal is to look at community-run leisure facilities which could be expanded to accommodate additional services or facilities.
The aim is to make maximum and efficient use of the council’s buildings – both new and existing – and create campuses that deliver more for local communities.
Tisbury Shadow Community Operations Board
The Tisbury Shadow Community Operations Board (shadow COB) has been formed by the area board to represent the community throughout the development of the proposals for a community campus for Tisbury. The shadow COB consists of an area board member, a parish council representative and members of various community groups to make sure it can represent the local community area effectively.
An update on the progress of the shadow COB will be given at each area board meeting and you can read the of their most recent meetings are below. For minutes from previous meetings please email CampusConsultation@wiltshire.gov.uk or telephone 01225 718350.
- Notes of the Tisbury Shadow COB meeting - 29 January 2013 40kb Notes of the Tisbury Shadow COB meeting - 29 January 2013
- Notes of the Tisbury Shadow COB meeting - 4 December 2012 37kb Notes of the Tisbury Shadow COB meeting 4 December 2012
- Notes of the Tisbury Shadow COB meeting - 15 November 2012 50kb Notes of the Tisbury Shadow COB meeting - 15 November 2012
- Notes of the Tisbury Shadow COB meeting - 13 September 2012 41kb Notes of the Tisbury Shadow COB meeting - 13 September 2012
A community campus for Tisbury
Tisbury Campus consultation
The Tisbury & Parishes Community Area Partnership (TAPCAP) was asked by the South West Wiltshire Area Board and the Tisbury Shadow Community Operations Board to consult with local residents on the proposal for a community campus for the Tisbury area. Postal surveys were sent to all households within the Tisbury community area and some additional neighbouring parishes, in order to seek the views of local residents on a community campus for Tisbury.
This initial phase of consultation closed on the 29 July 2011 and the results were used to develop an outline proposal for a Tisbury campus, presented to the South West Wiltshire Area Board on 24 August 2011. Read the supporting documentation, Broad benefits of co-location broad benefits of co-location. 213kb
Tisbury Campus consultation phase 2
Based on the questionnaire returns from the first round of consultation the Shadow Community Operations Board drew up a list of key services and facilities requested which the board proposed should be located on the Nadder School site in Tisbury: These include:
- Leisure centre, including swimming provision
- Learning and Skills centre based in a new and much enhanced library for the community
- Internet cafe with high speed broadband
- Provision for adult social care including specialist medical facilities, chiropodist, optician etc.
- Provision for young people.
A further survey was carried out as part of the second phase of consultation and gave residents the chance to comment on these conclusions and to clarify certain aspects of what the local people of the Tisbury community area want and need in a campus.
The South West Wiltshire Area Board supported the campus proposal put forward by the Tisbury Shadow COB at the 7 December 2011 Area Board meeting. You can read the minutes and supporting documents below.
- South West Wiltshire Area Board minutes - 7 December 2011
- Tisbury Shadow COB summary of proposal 290kb
- Tisbury Shadow COB proposal background paper 180kb
Tisbury Community Campus given the go-ahead
After a busy few months developing a feasibility brief and working alongside a design team to carry out a feasibility assessment of the Tisbury campus plan, the exciting proposal was presented to cabinet for consideration on 23 October 2012.
It was proposed that the following facilities and services be provided for the community in and around Tisbury within a campus on the existing Nadder School and leisure centre site:
- single point of contact
- personal care facilities
- variety of multi-purpose spaces
- 1-1 meeting spaces
- office accommodation for council and partner staff
- facilities for Neighbourhood Policing team
- community catering facility
- enhanced community ICT provision
- medical room
- Refurbishment of Tisbury Leisure Centre and outdoor pool to provide a long term sustainable leisure element within the campus, as previously approved by cabinet in December 2010
- A learning skills centre to incorporate formal and community-type skills training
- A variety of business incubation units, linked to the skills centre, to support new and growing local businesses
- Enhanced library facilities, linked to the skills centre
- Community ICT provision, linked to the skills centre an informal community areas
- Appropriate spaces for use by young people both through dedicated service provision and on an ad hoc basis
- A variety of multi-purpose activity rooms (to provide additional space for other services such as Learning Disabilities amongst others and local community activities, as needs are identified)
- The site is disparate in nature, with a variety of occupied buildings and very poor quality outbuildings. The baseline proposal broadly retains the useable buildings in their present location, meaning that although the campus will be on one site the buildings themselves will be disparate. The enhanced proposal suggests that the sports hall, currently located in the dryside leisure centre is re-provided on land in-between the Nadder School building and the outdoor pool, and the remainder of the dryside leisure would be provided for within the Nadder School building. This would create a single, more sustainable building which would be more accessible to users, enable enhanced opening hours of all services and provide an opportunity to make more efficient use of operational staff and volunteers
The proposal (including the enhanced option) was subsequently approved by cabinet. The full Cabinet paper is available at Item 11 on the agenda.
The Tisbury Shadow Community Opeartions Board are now preparing to enter the design phase of the campus project.
Programme of work approved
At the 15 February 2012 cabinet meeting, councillors approved a programme of work to deliver community campuses across the county and – starting with a number of specific community areas over the next two years – to develop and test alternative solutions to the management of public services. Tisbury has been identified as one of the areas to be involved in this first phase of work which is being referred to as the ‘preliminary management project’.
Further background information to the project can be found in the paper presented to cabinet and the indicative timeline below:
Last updated: 7 March 2013