The following year-long ‘Road Map’ was agreed at the OT Conference 2014:
What we’ve already achieved so far – as a foundation for the next steps:
1. Produced a summary of a wide range of successful & inspiring community-led Tottenham projects
2. Adopted a Community Charter (April 2013) with positive policies on what we want
3. 46 community organisations have so far signed up to the Charter.
4. Held a Conference on Community Planning (Feb 2014), which adopted a series of further recommendations for moving forward
5. Agreed a set of Guiding Principles for the evaluation of proposed urban development plans/sites.
6. Set up a Community Planning Working Group
7. Started compiling a range of Reports and Consultation documents already produced (eg Tottenham Futures, Atkins Open Space Assessment etc) which contain quite a lot of detail about what people want and deficiencies that need addressing etc
8. Started Information Mapping (online and on paper) collating a large amount of data about Tottenham, its facilities, services, buildings, open spaces, population, community groups etc
9. Started developing Working Groups on a number of key themes (Economy, Housing, Planning Policies etc) which will help focus and guide activity
Some next steps up to the spring 2015:
10. Have a more detailed look at successful Community Plans in Tottenham and elsewhere, eg the process, visioning, community involvement, funding etc. How did they do it? What could we learn from them? Support the Wards Corner Community Coalition to implement its Community Plan (and to make links with similar Elephant and Castle site), and the Warehouses of Harringay Association of Tenants to develop a Community Plan. Encourage Tottenham Traders Partnership to lobby the Council to back Community Plans.
11. Identify special qualities, strengths and uniqueness of Tottenham, and our local communities / neighbourhoods / facilities / services / peoples etc
12. Make some comparisons between Tottenham and other parts of London to show how we are integrated into the wider city
13. Start to involve more of Tottenham’s community groups and our wider communities in this process, including specialist groups which can advise the network regarding key themes.
14. Update and launch the Information Mapping about Tottenham, including an audit of black and minority ethnic Centres and spaces. Find a technical coordinator.
15. Clarify the planning policy basis for a Community Plan ie Local, London and National official policies supporting Community Planning
16. Do fundraising to support development of an initial draft Plan
17. Assemble a team of volunteers to kick off the creation of the draft Plan – outreach / community workshops / volunteers (eg network members, Team London etc). Develop a strategy for involving students, including University College London and Plymouth University.
Steps up to the Summer 2015
18. Create a Visioning Document (Skeleton) to be adopted at the next OT conference