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Sherborne Town Council

Sherborne Town Council provides a range of service to the residents of Sherborne including the Manor House that is the home of the Council, ArtsLink, CAB, Dorset County Council’s Registrars Service, Magna Housing Area Office, Digby Hall (Hound Street), Conduit, Bow Arch and the Weighbridge. Maintains Abbey Close for Sherborne Abbey, provides a burial service at Sherborne Cemetery and Buildings and the new extension. Provides (40 acres and supporting buildings) at the Terrace Playing Fields, manages and maintains Pageant Paddock and Newland Gardens, the Quarr Nature Reserve, 7 Play Areas, Adventure Playground, Skatepark. It looks after various areas of public open space, 5 allotment sites and 4 Bus Shelters. In addition it provides a highway verge grass cutting service to Dorset County Council covering the whole of Sherborne, a grants scheme and the Council comments on all planning applications within the Parish and responds to local and regional consultations.

12 October 2016
South West
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Sherborne & District Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Sherborne Town Council wants to support the SADDAA Steering Group determine what projects are developed in the area and support those projects as appropriate for people with dementia. 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Sherborne Town Council would wish to review the effectiveness of the actions with SADDAA thought the deliverance of actions and projects for those with dementia and working with SADDAA reviewing feedback obtained from dementia residents will also be important.

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2. Actions

  • Sherborne Town Council to become a dementia aware Town Council.

    To run internal training sessions for all Councillors and employees so as to enhance dementia awareness within the organisation.

  • To support the work of the Sherborne and District Dementia Action Alliance.

    Sherborne Town Council has established a Councillor Working group to determine how internally the Council can support the work of SADDAA and promote SADDAA in Sherborne.

  • To promote Sherborne (and District) as a dementia friendly Town.

    To publicise the work of SADDAA, its meetings and projects.  To circulate information relating to dementia and to encourage other Sherborne based groups and organisations to join the SADDAA.