Views of residents and businesses are wanted on the key priorities of Tendring District Council (TDC) for the next four years.
TDC has published its draft Corporate Plan for 2020-2024, its vision for the period, and is looking for feedback from the public before adopting the document.
At the heart of the vision lie Community Leadership – the principle of TDC bringing together the community to help improve it for all – and Tendring4Growth, a whole-council ethos to promote and support economic growth in the district.
It sets out ambitions in five key areas – Delivering high quality services; Community leadership through partnerships; Building sustainable communities for the future; Strong finances and governance; and A Growing and inclusive economy.
These include aims such as the Holland-on-Sea cliff stabilisation scheme, joining up public services, creating vibrant town centres, building and managing homes, and supporting the creation of more and better jobs.
The Corporate Plan reinforces TDC values, which include integrity, honesty and respect.
People have until Monday, 21 October, to submit their thoughts by emailing email@example.com or in writing to Anastasia Simpson, Head of People, Performance and Projects at the Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton, CO15 1SE.
The Council’s new Corporate Plan for 2016 to 2020 was agreed by all Councillors at the Council meeting on 5 July. The Corporate Plan sets out our vision and high level aims for the next 4 years.
The Corporate Plan puts Community Leadership at the heart of everything we do. It is from this central role that we undertake services or work with partners with the aim of tackling the key challenges in the District identified as:-
- Poor health (factors being health, wellbeing, living conditions and environment);
- Pockets of high unemployment;
- Low economic activity (factors being job opportunities, qualifications and skills);
- Reducing budgets whilst delivering key services (factors being governance, structure, ways of working, ‘more for less’ approach);
- Poor infrastructure (factors being single lane A120, road congestion, infrequency of rail and bus services);
Our priorities to tackle these challenges are:-
Our Council / Our Community
A focus on engaging with and supporting all tiers of the local community, working with partners, addressing crime and delivering a balanced budget.
Employment and Enjoyment
A focus on encouraging major business investment as well as supporting smaller businesses, making the most of our assets, working with partners to boost qualifications and skills, providing quality tourist attractions and leisure facilities
Health and Housing
A focus on working with partners to help those with mental health problems, building council houses, shaping the locale and environment, working with partners to support children, identifying opportunities for local regeneration
The high level priorities set out in the Corporate Plan are complemented by specific actions to be taken which are set out in Our Priorities and Projects 2018/19.