How to Run a Street Champion Scheme
Street champion schemes recruit local residents and others on a voluntary basis to help improve the quality of their local environment by identifying and reporting incidents of litter, graffiti, fly-tipping and other issues, as well as carrying out clean-up activities themselves.
This Masterclass aims to increase delegates' knowledge of how to launch and develop a champion scheme using the Street Champion Framework developed by Keep Britain Tidy and Neighbourhoods NW.
Many street champion schemes already in place across the country are having a very positive effect on local communities. Keep Britain Tidy and Neighbourhoods NW have studied the most effective schemes and developed a flexible framework for others to use as a guide to setting up their own.
Using interactive learning techniques and with access to the complete version of the Street Champion Framework, delegates will gain full knowledge of how to plan a new scheme from the beginning, recruit volunteers and manage them, set up reporting and recording mechanisms, deal with insurance and health and safety issues, and make the scheme sustainable over the long term.
On completion of the course delegates will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of the six main segments of the Street Champion Framework, each of them a vital part of establishing an effective scheme:
- Planning a street champion scheme
- People issues
- Recruiting volunteers
- Putting the scheme into action
- Marketing and publicity
- Monitoring and evaluation
Who would benefit by attending this course?
The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in starting a street champion scheme with a basic knowledge of what is involved. It is suitable for local authority officers, housing associations and other land managers, as well as individual residents with an interest in running their own scheme. It is particularly suitable for those who have already undertaken the half day Academy course Introducing Street Champion Schemes and want to develop their knowledge and understanding further.
Course Duration: 1 day 9.30am – 4.30pm
Organisations can have exclusive training at their premises if there are between 8 and 15 delegates. As a host authority you will need to provide:
- Refreshments (including lunch)
- Multi Media Projector (optional)
Contact the Training Team for an in-house quote.
Hear what our delegates said about the course.
"A great overview for launching a scheme of this type and plenty of new ideas for our project to consider, I look forward to going back to implement some of the things in my area". Lizzie Moring - Stevenage Borough Council.
If you would like any further information then please contact the Training Team on 01942 612655 or email us at email@example.com