Update from the Community Planning Partnership Board Meetings

Our CPP Board met on Thursday 9 June 2022 and the focus for this session was a spotlight on our Strategic Priorities. Other agenda items included an update from the local Employability Partnership and the appointment of a new Strategic Lead for Economy and Skills.

In the 2021 Community Plan Review, two shared strategic priorities for 2021-24 were agreed by members of the CPP Board and Elected Members of East Ayrshire Council. These were the Caring for Ayrshire Strategic Change Programme; and the Ayrshire Growth Deal. Taken together, these two programmes represent unprecedented local investment, and partners have agreed to work proactively to maximise the impact of this, to the benefit of local communities across East Ayrshire.


Caring for Ayrshire

Colleagues from the Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Ayrshire & Arran presented an overview of the Caring for Ayrshire programme and the progress that has been made to date. The development of the new Doon Valley campus in Dalmellington was highlighted as an example of Caring for Ayrshire in action. The campus is being developed with range of partners including Education, EA Leisure Trust, EA Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Ayrshire and Arran – and of course the local community. This place based model will deliver a range of partnership services and facilities at the heart of the Doon Valley and is being designed to meet the specific needs of the Doon Valley community.


Ayrshire Growth Deal

The Ayrshire Growth Deal Programme Manager provided an overview of progress to date, highlighting the potential benefits of the programme which will include over £250m investment in the local area and support for an estimated 7,000 jobs. Three of the programme projects will be located in East Ayrshire, namely The Halo, Kilmarnock; Ayrshire Engineering Park, Moorfield; and the Community Renewable Energy Project (CoRE), Cumnock, and details of these were shared with Board Members. Further information about AGD can be found online at ayrshiregrowthdeal.co.uk


Local Employability Partnership

Members also received an update from the Local Employability Partnership, and approved the new No One Left Behind Operating Plan 2022-27, which sets out our local priorities, challenges and the planned interventions to support people into employment.


Strategic Lead, Economy & Skills

Much of the discussion at this meeting related to the Economy & Skills theme of our Community Plan, and Members noted that Linda McAulay-Griffiths, Chief Education Officer, East Ayrshire Council has now assumed the role of CPP Strategic Lead for Economy & Skills.


Date of Next Meeting

The next CPP Board meeting will be the joint performance event with East Ayrshire Council on Thursday 15 September 2022.

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