The organisation and its role…
The Bridport Local Area Partnership has been established as part of the county community planning initiative, which is designed to give local communities more influence on the decisions that affect the development of their area and its services.
The Bridport Local Area Partnership (BLAP) is here for the community. Current members of the partnership include Bridport Town Council, 13 Parish Councils and more than 140 community organisations and individuals working to improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Bridport and surrounding areas.
BLAP currently has three working groups these are:
Provision of Street Homeless / Homeless – Open to everyone, this group looks at the appropriate provision for rough sleepers/homeless of Bridport and the surrounding areas. The group also focuses on those needing support of the Food Banks.
Health and Wellbeing – Open to everyone, this group aims to monitor changes in local health and social care services and to develop responses and/or appropriate action with regard to issues and public consultations, which may impact on the health and wellbeing of the area.
Parish Liaison – Working with the clerk and councillors of the surrounding parishes to discuss a variety of issues. Enabling views of the local councils to be taken into account.
BLAP also have Management Team meetings and quarterly Steering Group meetings.
BLAP circulates a fortnightly bulletin which includes updates from members, up and coming events, consultations and newsletters.