A Heritage Strategy for Gloucester 2019-2029
1st March to 31st March 2019
The draft strategy has been funded as part of the key strand ‘Achieving Regeneration in the City through Heritage” (ARCH) within the Great Place scheme, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. The Great Place scheme places a strategic focus on enhancing Gloucester’s heritage for all and embeds a culture of developing an holistic approach to the regeneration of the city centre through the development of a heritage strategy which will in turn aid proactive working with developers, members, stakeholders and partners, whether professional or residents of the City over the next ten years and beyond. We have commissioned Urban Enterprise CIC to complete the work and this is the second stage of development of a heritage strategy for Gloucester.
This second consultation follows on from the consultation in June 2018 where we asked you for your thoughts and perceptions on heritage and its role in the City from a wide range of stakeholders whether you are a resident, business, tenant, developer or visitor to the city. We held a number of events, workshops and spoke to individual stakeholders regarding all aspects of the historic environment from planning to monument management, museums and leisure to tourism and branding. We have taken your comments and shaped a heritage strategy and vision for Gloucester for the next 10 years and set out a number of aspirations and opportunities to be taken forward by the City Council and its partner organisations and we are now seeking views on the draft strategy. The Background Document comprises an evidence base, analysis and summary of stakeholder engagement and provides the foundation on which the strategy has been formulated which may be of interest.
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Residents are being invited to give their views on one of the most important decisions for the future of the city.
The Council is asking residents to fill in a survey, which lets the council know what residents feel should be prioritised when investing in services like waste collections, street cleaning, housing and parks.
Currently the council has started the process of setting the budget for 2019/2020, which will be approved in February next year.
This follows the introduction of ‘Together Gloucester’, an ongoing programme that will change how the organisation operates and works with residents.
Not only will it transform how the council delivers services it will also make more than £1m in savings.
In 2018/19 the Council has had to deliver savings of £200k with further savings required in 2020/21.
And in future years it must still look to make more savings to ensure residents get the services they need and balance the budget.
This is due to greater demand for council services, combined with price rises, less money coming from government and inflation, meaning that overall running costs will increase.
So it’s even more important that residents have their say on which services they consider to be a priority.
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The consultation has ended.