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Partnership Review and reflection

Partnership Review and reflection EDUCATION + TRAINING Partnership: Review and Reflection The Barnsley Partnership started from the The role of the Partnership is to manage the relationships between, and tap the resources of, premiss that urban regeneration is more than mere Costain, Barnsley MBC and community groups. property development and that it demands true Each needs to be an equal partner, acknowledging partnership between the private sector, local each other's contribution and sharing equal government and community groups. This requires powers in a three-way joint venture to meet the an understanding of local culture and of the needs economic, social and cultural needs of the area. of local people, so that those people can be genuinely involved in the process of regeneration. Nearly two years into the Partnership, a review Costain, Barnsley MBC and community is needed of the Partnership plan, the original groups each bring skills, experience, power and concept and philosophy, so that agreement can be reached on moving forward. influence to the Partnership. As three disparate elements, they may often pull against each other; The Partnership could settle just for property however, as a true and equal partnership they can development, with community involvement tap the vast resources available to ensure that through education and training as a PR exercise. development funding is secured, investors are Progress beyond this level involves a commitment to true regeneration involving an attracted to Barnsley, local people gain exhaustive review of the internal workings of the employment and business flourishes. Partnership and its relationships. From this will In the Partnership's involvement with education come a coherent strategy, to be reviewed and training, such relationships have begun to regularly and integrating the roles of marketing, develop. Considerable potential in terms of what property development, business development and Costain, Barnsley MBC and the community can community involvement. offer have been uncovered. Through education and training, the Partnership can attract funding A great deal has already been achieved; some of the developments in education and training and develop local culture to encourage initiative, and community involvement have been most enhance job finding, business and managerial exciting. The Partnership is ready to move into a skills. An education and training infrastructure can new phase of its development that could make be developed which will attract inward investors true regeneration a reality. Such thinking formed and will meet their needs. However, this will the foundation of the City Challenge 2 bid and it happen only if education and training has a central is the basis of any living and developing role alongside property development and the partnership. marketing of Barnsley. Only through genuinely involving local people will these elements lead to The very fact that so much has been achieved true regeneration. in mid-recession suggests that now is the time to lay the foundations from which true local regeneration can grow. The Barnsley Partnership can take the lead in fostering a whole new Education + Training, Vol. 34 No. 6,1992, p. 30 culture, economy and community. © MCB University Press 0040-0912. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Education + Training Emerald Publishing

Partnership Review and reflection

Education + Training , Volume 34 (6) – Jun 1, 1992

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EDUCATION + TRAINING Partnership: Review and Reflection The Barnsley Partnership started from the The role of the Partnership is to manage the relationships between, and tap the resources of, premiss that urban regeneration is more than mere Costain, Barnsley MBC and community groups. property development and that it demands true Each needs to be an equal partner, acknowledging partnership between the private sector, local each other's contribution and sharing equal government and community groups. This requires powers in a three-way joint venture to meet the an understanding of local culture and of the needs economic, social and cultural needs of the area. of local people, so that those people can be genuinely involved in the process of regeneration. Nearly two years into the Partnership, a review Costain, Barnsley MBC and community is needed of the Partnership plan, the original groups each bring skills, experience, power and concept and philosophy, so that agreement can be reached on moving forward. influence to the Partnership. As three disparate elements, they may often pull against each other; The Partnership could settle just for property however, as a true and equal partnership they can development, with community involvement tap the vast resources available to ensure that through education and training as a PR exercise. development funding is secured, investors are Progress beyond this level involves a commitment to true regeneration involving an attracted to Barnsley, local people gain exhaustive review of the internal workings of the employment and business flourishes. Partnership and its relationships. From this will In the Partnership's involvement with education come a coherent strategy, to be reviewed and training, such relationships have begun to regularly and integrating the roles of marketing, develop. Considerable potential in terms of what property development, business development and Costain, Barnsley MBC and the community can community involvement. offer have been uncovered. Through education and training, the Partnership can attract funding A great deal has already been achieved; some of the developments in education and training and develop local culture to encourage initiative, and community involvement have been most enhance job finding, business and managerial exciting. The Partnership is ready to move into a skills. An education and training infrastructure can new phase of its development that could make be developed which will attract inward investors true regeneration a reality. Such thinking formed and will meet their needs. However, this will the foundation of the City Challenge 2 bid and it happen only if education and training has a central is the basis of any living and developing role alongside property development and the partnership. marketing of Barnsley. Only through genuinely involving local people will these elements lead to The very fact that so much has been achieved true regeneration. in mid-recession suggests that now is the time to lay the foundations from which true local regeneration can grow. The Barnsley Partnership can take the lead in fostering a whole new Education + Training, Vol. 34 No. 6,1992, p. 30 culture, economy and community. © MCB University Press 0040-0912.

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Education + TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1992

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