Community Actions

As part of the process of developing the neighbourhood plan, some areas of community concerns were identified that cannot be addressed through the planning system. However, as part of the neighbourhood planning process they can become ‘community actions’, which are supported by East Boldon Neighbourhood Forum. These proposals can be delivered in conjunction with other local organisations. Further details on each community action can be found within the relevant background paper.

These actions are listed in Annex 1 of the Submission Draft Plan

Community Actions

1: Celebrating our heritage

1: Celebrating our heritage

Consider opportunities for further interpretation of historic assets of our area e.g. signage and interpretation boards.

2: Enhancing the village environment

2: Enhancing the village environment

Work with South Tyneside Council, landowners, local community groups and other relevant stakeholders to discuss opportunities to enhance the village environment, such as by: • Diversifying and increasing the level of planting, including tree planting for example on the Junior School site; • Improving open space maintenance for example at Grange Park and the land… Read More »2: Enhancing the village environment

3: Updating conservation area guidance and South Tyneside Local List

3: Updating conservation area guidance and South Tyneside Local List

Work with the conservation team at South Tyneside Council to review and update the existing guidance and management plan for the East Boldon Conservation Area, as well as the heritage assets, including the local list. The forum will also work with Historic England and South Tyneside Council to investigate the impact and  implications of the… Read More »3: Updating conservation area guidance and South Tyneside Local List

4: Coastal discharge of sewerage

4: Coastal discharge of sewerage

The forum acknowledges that there are genuine concerns over the issue of sewerage discharge at coastal locations and the resultant pollution that this may cause. It commits to work with others to encourage greater transparency and understanding of these issues.

5: Improving community safety and accessibility

5: Improving community safety and accessibility

Work with South Tyneside Council to implement projects to improve community safety and access for all, such as: traffic management enhancement to improve road safety, reduce traffic speeds and improve pedestrian safety, including provision of pedestrian crossing across Station Approach at the junction with Cleadon Lane.

6: Enhancing community services and facilities

Cricket Club

Work with South Tyneside Council, community groups and other stakeholders on projects to enhance existing community services and facilities in the forum area, for example: • Supporting the development of a sporting hub to be located at the cricket club; • Explore options for the provision of mobile care service provision; • Improve the play… Read More »6: Enhancing community services and facilities

7: Promotion of existing facilities to residents

7: Promotion of existing facilities to residents

Develop an awareness raising exercise to inform residents of the existing sport and recreation facilities that are available within the forum area.

8: Spiritual centre

8: Spiritual centre

Work with local faith groups to consider options for the creation of a spiritual centre to enable facilities to be shared.

9: Active travel

9: Active travel

Work with South Tyneside Council and other stakeholders to improve the ability of residents to undertake active travel, such as by: • Exploring opportunities to improve the safety of walking routes to school; • Improving the condition of footpaths, cycleways and the wider the public rights of way network; and • Enhancing signage to and… Read More »9: Active travel

10: Improving access to public transport

10: Improving access to public transport

Hold discussions with South Tyneside Council, Nexus, bus operators and local groups about opportunities to improve public transport in the forum area, including: • Improving the frequency of the bus service and range of destinations; • Opportunities to use smaller eco-friendly buses for local routes; • Improvements to bus stops, including reviewing their location, to… Read More »10: Improving access to public transport

11: Parking improvements

11: Parking improvements

Work with South Tyneside Council, local residents and other stakeholders to improve parking within the forum area, this could include: • Development of a parking management plan; • Installation of electric charging points; • Provision of additional secure cycle storage facilities at the metro station and new cycle parking at Station Terrace shops; and •… Read More »11: Parking improvements

12: Highway safety improvements

Work with South Tyneside Council, local residents and other stakeholders to identify appropriate traffic management opportunities to improve road safety, reduce traffic speeds and improve pedestrian safety.

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