Community Cohesion is part of our UNITY policy framework which
sets out the way that we will tackle all forms of exclusion in
Bassetlaw to build a local community where people get on well
together, have pride and respect in their area and can achieve a
good quality of life with a sustainable future.
It aims to create a safe, inclusive community which offers
equality of opportunity for everyone.
National, regional and local policy guidance has identified ways
that we should be working to improve our communities. It is
recognised that the causes of exclusion are complex and the
solutions are long term with the need to achieve continual
Our approach is to include these issues in our everyday working
using our annual Service Delivery Plans to produce measurable
actions. We have recognised that we need to build with
our partners an efficient, effective cohesive community. By
working together and pooling resources we can achieve more
effective and better outcomes.
This framework will tackle the key issues that our residents
These include community safety with a low crime rate, jobs and
employment, a clean attractive environment, access to services such
as health centres, shops, leisure and play facilities.
What is happening in Bassetlaw?
The 2001 census identified the BME population of Bassetlaw as
1.45% and importantly there is also a large rural population. There
have been changes to the local community in recent years with
an inflow of new EU migrant workers.
Bassetlaw District Council and its partners in the Bassetlaw
Local Strategic Partnership (BLSP) have been working to
identify the service needs of all new communities. Further
information on the work of the new community group can be found on
the Vision Bassetlaw website.
Bassetlaw District Council is a member of the Nottinghamshire
Community Cohesion Board, which produces a joint strategy for
Community Cohesion in Nottinghamshire.
We have produced a list of useful
websites which will signpost data sources to build a profile of
community cohesion in Bassetlaw.
The BLSP have produced a strategy of useful information for
Migrant Workers living in the Bassetlaw Area.
Last Updated - 24/05/2012