Campus in Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Council has embarked on an innovative programme to deliver community campuses across Wiltshire. The aim of a campus programme is to make maximum and efficient use of the council’s buildings – both new and existing – and create campuses that deliver more for local communities. What a campus will look like, what services will be provided, or where it will go, will be community led and subject to extensive consultation with local people and partners.

In July this year, the Bradford on Avon Area Board established a Shadow Community Operations Board (COB) to develop the Campus proposal. The Board, made up of local volunteers and chaired by Cllr Jonathan Brown, has a key role in engaging with the community, defining community need and being the key conduit for consultation locally. BoACAN is on the Shadow COB.

One of the main ideas behind campuses is to create flexible spaces, which can be used for a variety of purposes and by a variety of organisations. As an example of what is possible, look at the links for the Corsham Campus:
http://corsham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/springfield-campus/ and
http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/communitycampuses/corshamcommunitycampus.htm.

During 2013 there will be consultations on both the Neighbourhood Plan and the Campus Development. The essential difference is that the Neighbourhood Plan is concerned with the establishment of spatial planning policies and proposals for the town and the Campus proposal is concerned with the provision of services to the community.

For more information on the Bradford on Avon Community Campus: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/communitycampuses/bradfordonavoncommunitycampus.htm