Details of Procedure for New Projects
          
STREET PARISH COUNCIL
PROCEDURE FOR CONSIDERATION OF A NEW PROJECT
Agreed by the Council on 21st September, 2006

 
1.     ESTABLISH NEED/DESIRE FOR PROJECT
Collect evidence of need or desire for the initiative eg. survey findings, public consultation and meetings, petition, problems highlighted to Council which could be alleviated by the scheme.
Consideration of the project through the SMART concept –
Specific  –  Measurable  –  Achievable  –  Realistic  –  Timescale
Council to agree that sufficient need has been established and that a feasibility study should be produced and by whom.
2.    PREPARE FEASIBILITY STUDY WITH COSTINGS
Produce a written report setting out the aim of the project, proposals for its operation, timescales, draft risk management policy addressing legal and financial liabilities, costs – short term and long term, budget arrangements – use of other allocations or delay until next financial year and potential sources of funding.  Explain who will run the scheme and how and, whether a trial period is proposed.  Consideration of the project through the SMART concept –
Specific  –  Measurable  –  Achievable  –  Realistic  –  Timescale
3.    CONSULT RESIDENTS
Newspaper article on feasibility study and then public exhibition and/or meeting to gather views of residents on proposals.
4.    COUNCIL MAKES FINAL DECISION
 
Council considers feasibility study, financial and staffing implications and representations from residents and other interested parties and makes a decision on the proposed project.  Consideration of the project through the SWOT concept –
Strengths  –  Weaknesses  –  Opportunities  –  Threats.