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.
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 Partnership Agreement with West Dorset District Council, SAP was relaunched on Thursday 14th March 2013. A new Management Committee has been formed that has taken over responsibility for SAP's work. It met for the first time on 17th April.
Responsibility for overseeing the work of the Partnership and its staff rests with the Management Committee's Executive who met for the first time on 8th May.
The Management Committee and their Executive have an Interim Chair, but is currently seeking to recruit his successor (see separate page on this website). The successful candidate will serve for 3 years and chair meetings of the Management Committee (quarterly), the Management Committee's Executive (monthly) and the AGM. They will also provide regular supervision of the work of SAP's staff and represent SAP at meetings of external organisations.
Our new 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). They will all be invited to our AGM in September. Let us know if you would would like to become a member of the Consultative Group.
SAP has 3 part-time staff - Nigel Engert (Partnership Co-ordinator), Caz Rowland (Community Development Officer) and Sally Westlotorn (Partnership Administrator). Nigel usually works on Monday and Thursdays, Caz on Mondays and Tuesdays and Sally on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
To access additional information on this website (including the minutes of meetings), click on the item that interests you. This will open a new window with the information you require.
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.