Sherborne Area Partnership (SAP) encourages better communication and partnership working amongst our members, facilitates project development and promotes the Localism agenda. The Partnership is funded by West Dorset District Council and Sherborne Town Council. Our governing document is our Protocol, adopted in March 2013.
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SAP was established in October 2003 to work with a wide range of local organisations to develop an Action Plan for Sherborne and the surrounding villages. Following a decision by the Town Council on 10th December 2012 to enter into a further 3 year Partnership Agreement with West Dorset District Council, SAP was relaunched on Thursday 14th March 2013. A Management Committee whose members represent a wide range of local statutory, commercial and voluntary organisations, has been formed and has taken over responsibility for SAP. It last met on 9th December. It meets again at 10.00am on Monday 17th March 2014.
Responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day work of the Partnership and its staff rests with the Management Committee's Executive that last met on Wednesday 14th August. Its next meeting is at 10.00am on Monday 25th November.
David Fifield, who lives in Folke, was invited on 28th June to become the SAP Chairman for the next 3 years. He chairs meetings of the Management Committee (quarterly), the Management Committee's Executive (monthly) and the AGM. He will also provide regular supervision of the work of SAP's staff (in association with the Town Clerk) and represent SAP at meetings of external organisations.
Our Consultative Group consists of people, individuals or representatives of local organisations who want to be kept informed about SAP's work but who do not want to be involved in its management. We will be keeping them informed via this website, a regular newsletter and emails/letters about specific events (public consultations, new Forums/Sub Groups etc). Let us know if you would would like to become a member.
Our AGM took place on Thursday 26th September in the Gryphon Conference Centre. See SAP Annual Report for more information.
SAP has 3 part-time staff - Nigel Engert (Partnership Co-ordinator - 2nd photo), Caz Rowland (Community Development Officer- 4th photo) and Sally Westlotorn (Partnership Administrator - 3rd photo). Nigel usually works on Monday and Thursdays, Caz on Mondays and Tuesdays and Sally on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
We are based at the Sherborne Town Council offices (see top photo) at The Manor House, Newland, Sherborne DT9 3JL (tel 01935 816961) so feel very welcome to contact us there.
We have a small marquee for local hire at very reasonable rates - £15.00 per day for charities or £20.00 for commercial organisations. Contact us on 01935 816961 for more details and availability.
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