Explains about the renaissance partnerships and how to get involved in Driffield.
Driffield Partnership is one of several renaissance and regeneration partnerships in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It brings together people from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to work together to ensure that Driffield and the surrounding areas remain a great place to live, learn, work, visit and invest in.
Yes, there are six other regeneration partnerships in the East Riding:
Beverley Renaissance Partnership
Hornsea Area Renaissance Partnership
Withernsea and South East Holderness Partnership
Driffield Partnership is working to strengthen links within the community, helping to deliver a long term plan to ensure the future prosperity of the Driffield area.
Driffield Renaissance Partnership is a collaboration of people whose aim is to see the town thrive.
Partnership members are mainly unpaid individuals, business people and representatives of local organisations and community groups although some attend to provide support as part of their employment such as the Executive Officer and Renaissance Coordinator who are employed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Driffield Partnership worked closely with local people to produce the Driffield Renaissance Plan, a long term plan to guide change and development in the area over the next nine years. The overall aim of this plan is to help secure the future prosperity of Driffield and the surrounding area by ensuring it's a great place to live, work, visit and invest in.
Driffield Partnership Plan (pdf 6mb opens in new window)
In January 2013 the Partnership commissioned a retail consultant to work with the Town Centre Group to produce a short term report to help prioritise their activity and how any funding could be spent.
Driffield High Street Action Planning April 2013 (pdf 8mb opens in new window)
Driffield Renaissance plan identified the area to the south of Driffield Town Centre including the Railway Station and Riverhead, as an important gateway to the town, providing visitors with their first impression of Driffield. It is an area that has been associated with the arrival and departure of goods and peoples over many centuries and represents one of the town's key heritage assets.
The main purpose of the Concept Statement is to provide a vision for the development and use of the Riverhead area in order to demonstrate how this asset is intended to be developed and improved to provide economic catalysts for the town.
Driffield Riverhead Concept Statement (pdf 5mb opens in new window)
These projects have been funded through East Riding of Yorkshire Council High Street Fund. The partnership is working with Driffield Town Council, Driffield & District Business Club and Visit Hull & East Yorkshire to develop these projects.
The partnership’s governing document is the partnership agreement. It details how the partnership should function in terms of structure, roles, meeting management and the partnerships relationship with its partners and other organisations.
Driffield Partnership has a board which meets on a regular basis. There are a limited number of places on the board and new member organisations can be voted on annually at the Annual General Meeting.
Please view the agendas and minutes of the partnership meetings below:
The Partnership will bring together local partners to steer and co-ordinate delivery of the Driffield Renaissance Plan. This will often involve the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Driffield Town Council taking a lead on specific projects or issues, but other partners will also contribute resources where they are able and/or willing to do so.
This group will actively develop an application to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s High Street Fund, in conjunction with Driffield Town Council; it will then co-ordinate delivery if the application is successful.
Meetings will be held as and when required.
Is a task group that will meet to deliver specific projects, with the most recent achievement the launch in Spring 2014 of the Mortimer Trail. Further walking trails are planned, and also the Partnership is seeking “Walkers are Welcome” accreditation.
Is led by Driffield Town Council. Please contact the Town Council for further information.
If you are interested in the work of the Partnership, or are part of an organisation, group or business that would like to be involved, please check the other sections on this page for more information, or contact the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Renaissance Programme Manager whose contact details are at the bottom of this page.
For more information please contact:
Liz Philpot, renaissance programme manager
Tel: (01482) 395041
Driffield Town Council (external website)
Driffield and District Business Club (external website)
Driffield Methodist Church (external website)
Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (external website)
Driffield Showground (external website)