22 June 2016
One of the chief reasons behind the success of ONE Haverhill Partnership has been the key and close working between our various stakeholders.
The organisation is deliberately made up of representatives from each of the three councils – town, borough and county – as well as business, education and voluntary sectors, police, faith and health organisations and representatives from Havebury Housing and Abbeycroft Leisure.
This close working, all around the same mission of improving our town, was identified as a priority right at the start of ONE Haverhill Partnership being set up in 2011.
And it remains just as integral and just as crucial today.
I want to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of every single person who has sat on the board during the last six years.
All our members – past, present and future – do so voluntarily, alongside the existing demands of their day-to-day jobs, roles and lives.
While the full board meet quarterly, our task groups focusing on the Town Centre Masterplan, health, crime, culture, education and employment meet far more regularly to discuss and action current priorities and ways to bring about real change.
They are united in their determination to help make Haverhill the best it can be and I am in awe of all the commitment and hard work they bring to ONE Haverhill Partnership.
I also must salute the organisations and businesses of which they represent, all of whom have signed up to our ‘mission’.
For instance, we can only function because of huge commitment of officers from the three councils, which all support the organisation as non-voting members.
There is so much going on and all for the good of our town - thanks to the hard work of so many.
John Mayhew, Chairman of ONE Haverhill Partnership