Corporate Strategy 2020 - 2024 Consultation with feedback from the 2019 Residents’ SurveyPublished Monday, 16th December 2019
The Council are using the results from the 2019 Residents’ Survey in the development of their new Corporate Strategy 2020-2024, which is now out for consultation.
The Council’s current Corporate Strategy approved in 2015 runs until 2020, and following the District Council elections in May it is timely to consider what should be our focus over the next 4 years.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Joe Orson commented: “We are an ambitious council and ambitious for our communities. Over the last few months, we have been working hard to develop a new strategy which responds to issues we heard on the doorstep, during the election campaign, as well as those highlighted in our recent extensive residents’ survey. We have worked hard to release funding to support those areas which residents told us mattered most. Our ambitious new strategy makes commitments to significantly invest in our housing services, environmental enforcement, improving customer services and delivering the homes, jobs and infrastructure the borough requires.
Given the financial challenge, we have to re-direct resources from lower-priority areas and increase income to bridge the funding gap. We are keen to hear residents’ views on our proposals and will consider any feedback prior to finalising our plans and the budget to support them early in 2020.”
The strategy sets out a number of key investments proposals alongside options to increase income.
- Investment in enforcement to tackle the things that matter to our communities; tackling anti-social behaviour and issue which affect our environment.
- Unprecedented investment in our housing landlord services and council homes.
- Investment in plans for a Food Enterprise Centre, Manufacturing Zones and a sustainable future for our Leisure Facilities.
- Commitment to regenerate our town and go for ‘gold’ with Melton in Bloom.
- Introduce cashless payment system on our car parks and review charges to ensure income from fees reduces the deficit and can be used to support environmental projects.
- Work more closely with our communities and increase the amount of grants we provide to local community groups.
- See the relief road delivered and secure more new homes and better jobs.
To comment on the proposals please visit the Council website: http://www.melton.gov.uk/CorporateStrategyConsultation
The draft Strategy has been developed based upon a broad evidence base; including the 2019 Resident Survey.
The survey was sent to a random sample of 5,000 households across the Borough during June and July and over 1,700 were received. The findings, which have fed into the council’s plans, are now available on the Council website http://www.melton.gov.uk/ResidentSurvey2019
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