Since 2000, local authorities across the country have had a legal obligation to establish Local Strategic Partnerships and prepare Community Plans for their areas.

Rother District Council’s approach in 2002 was to go out to consultation with their “Tell Us What You Think” document, the results of which were analysed and fed into the preparation of the Rother Community Profile by the University of Brighton.

The Council then held its first Community Forum in February 2003 where over sixty people attended representing organisations from within and outside Rother. Attendees were invited to help shape the LSP’s vision and make up of the LSP Board.

A proposed membership structure was put to all who attended the Forum and all attendees were invited to comment and make suggestions as to who should be on the Board. Forms were returned and some made suggestions as to the make up of the Board, based on the nine priority areas and other important cross cutting issues. The Rother LSP Board held its first meeting in May 2003.

In 2014, the way in which the Rother was structured changed. The Rother LSP Executive Board meets once a quarter and there is an annual conference to which the wider stakeholders are invited. Download the Rother LSP Terms of Reference available in the related documents section.

Previous Rother LSP work and projects:

Rother Local Action Plans Support Programme

Rother Local Action Plans Support Programme Rother District Council is sponsoring the current phase of Local Action Planning across Rother. The Rother Local Action Plans Support Programme commenced on 1 August 2005 and runs until 31 March 2010. Sponsored by the Rother Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) through the use of 2nd Homes Council Tax there is…

Rother Community Plan & Action Plans

Rother Community Plan & Action Plans We consulted with you the residents of Rother in 2002 through our “Tell Us What You Think” Community Consultation. From this consultation, nine Priority Action Areas were highlighted as needing attention. A Community Forum was then convened in February 2003 where organisations were invited to take the lead on…

LSP Funded Projects

LSP Funded Projects Funding has been made available from the income generated by second homes revenue in a protocol established by the County Council, in agreement with all the Districts and Borough Councils in East Sussex. This funding will be available for local organisations to encourage people to get involved in local community projects or…

LSP Action Plans 2008-11

The action plans are the collective work of the eight priority action groups that were established to deliver the Rother Community Plan, now the Sustainable Community Strategy. Each of the¬†eight groups have been working within their action groups to pull together their action plans, which are in response to the comments made by the public…