Community

Strategic Fit Commitment

Blue Light Partnership (BLP) has devised a Strategic Fit Plan which sets out the strategic intent of the partnership and its long term relationship with Avon & Somerset Police. The plan details how we will work together towards delivering real tangible benefits that support the Strategic Policing Plan 2011 – 2014.

The commitments we make in our Strategic Fit Plan promote regeneration across the region and invest in the local community.

BLP is on track to deliver a number of Strategic Fit initiatives that provide opportunities for local communities and businesses to be involved in the delivery of the overall project.

The initiatives were agreed as part of BLP’s final tender commitments and will focus on the following key targets:

  • 27 apprenticeships offered during the construction phase
  • 6 apprenticeships offered during the operational phase
  • Employment for 16 ex-offenders in conjunction with Avon and Somerset Police
  • 70% of construction sub contracts placed with suppliers located within a 35 mile radius of the sites, or within the overall area of:
    • South Gloucestershire
    • Bristol
    • North Somerset
    • Bath and North East Somerset
    • Somerset West
    • Somerset East
  • 50% of orders placed for services to be acquired through suppliers located within 35 mile radius of the sites or within the overall area of:
    • South Gloucestershire
    • Bristol
    • North Somerset
    • Bath and North East Somerset
    • Somerset West
    • Somerset East
  • Opportunities for local schools and colleges to use the construction phase as a learning platform; we are targeting a total of 20 offers.

In addition to the above key targets BLP will establish a Community Interest Company (CIC) in partnership with Avon & Somerset Police. The CIC will focus on sourcing available grant funding in order to support Avon & Somerset Police with a number of community initiatives such as tackling anti-social behaviour, domestic violence and preventing thefts from local churches and community centres.

 

Find out more about our community initiatives:

Orchard School Students Geared up for their Expeditions

Local businesses provide valuable advice to students at Bridgwater College Academy

Apprenticeship scheme for local students

Local charity Propos Forward creates site hoardings for Blue Light Partnership

Supporting the Portishead and Bristol Lifeboat