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Helping People

Theme 1: Healthy communities and neighbourhoods 

The community is at the heart of everything we do. We want to continue to improve our green spaces and promote healthy lifestyles, working with our communities to support those most in need. 

Focus area Key actions
High quality and accessible public services 
  • Review of Customer Journey, including for out of hours response
  • Accessibility Audits in Town Centre and Country Park
  • Establish System Admin role in Regulatory Services
Making the borough cleaner, safer and greener
  • Respond to Waste Reforms – Introduce Food Waste collections
  • Develop programme of environmental community clean up days
  • Develop and implement Country Park Masterplan secure Green Flag Award
  • Following extension to current cemetery, develop business case for future long-term provision
  • Establish ‘Pride in Place’ group to improve environmental quality
Healthy and active communities
  • Develop and Implement Play Park Strategy
  • Mobilise new 10 year Leisure contract including £1.75 million investment
  • Finalise business case for new leisure provision and pursue funding opportunities
Connected with our communities
  • Develop Patch Walk programme
  • Develop and maintain effective refugee resettlement support
  • Increase engagement with Voluntary and Community Sector and explore opportunities for closer working
  • Adopt Care Experience as a protected characteristic
  • Develop a Young Persons Strategy
Last updated 9 February 2024
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Theme one litter picking, waste vehicle and youth football club

Theme one people dancing at an event, Country Park and a swimming pool