Coastal Community Team
The overall aims of Coastal Community Teams are to: –
- Encourage greater local partnership working in coastal areas –
- Support the development of local solutions to economic issues facing coastal communities
- Establish a network of teams across England who can work together and with Government to tackle issues facing coastal communities.
- Encourage the sustainable use of heritage/cultural assets to provide both a focus for community activities and enhanced economic opportunities.
Coastal Community Teams should
- Have an understanding of the economic issues facing their local community and should develop a plan for making improvements.
- While Coastal Community Teams may choose their own priorities, suggested areas of focus, particularly for very new partnerships, are as follows:
- Enhancing the attractiveness and accessibility of public areas.
- Providing increased community facilities,
- Promoting the visitor economy.
- Encouraging sustainable uses of heritage/cultural assets.
- Creating links to support the growth and performance of the retail sector.
Coastal Community Teams will receive £10,000 to spend in the financial year 2016/17. This can be spent on establishing the Team itself, developing the economic plan and/or progressing initial priorities.
Sheringham Coastal community Team is made up of members of Sheringham Town Council, representatives from North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council in addition to representatives from the Chamber of Trade, Sheringham and District Society Sheringham Museum, and local educational organisations as well as the North Norfolk Railway.
Currently the group is exploring ways to develop the sea front as part of the Deep history Project to promote the area as a visitor attraction and make the most of the sea front as a significant asset for the town. This work came out of a project with Sheringham High School which asked for the children’s ideas as to what were their priorities for the town.