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Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document

Meeting of the Executive held on 12/07/2004
Vision, Aim and Objectives : 2005 and Beyond



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Vision, Aim & Objectives; 2005 and beyond

Vision: “To enhance the quality of life in Waverley, now and for the future, through strong local leadership and customer focused service”

Aim
Objective
Obj. No
Listen to and be accountable to the people of WaverleyFocus communication resources on ward events, user surveys, Planning consultation and The Link1.
Ensure that services are capable of being accessed electronically2.
Present key performance and financial information in a clear and engaging way3.
Ensure a fully effective Benefits Service4.
Work towards social inclusion across the Council’s services by ensuring that the needs of all members of the community are taken into account irrespective of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief, or age.5.
Focus the Council’s resources on our priorities Maintain prudent and sound financial management6.
Focus on the efficient and effective delivery of priority services and the avoidance of bureaucratic costs7.
Optimise the benefits from managing the council’s assets8.
Employ a workforce with the right balance and skills mix to deliver the council’s priorities and objectives9.
Deliver good quality local housingEnable more affordable housing for essential workers and local young people
10.
Provide well managed and maintained social housing
11.
Provide effective and efficient support to tenants
12.
Support the homeless
13.
Minimise the use of Bed & Breakfast accommodation and strive to meet the Government’s targets in this area
14.
Aim
Objective
Obj. No
Maintain an attractive, sustainable environmentRetain the special character of the countryside, towns and villages in Waverley15.
Maintain the viability, characteristics, infrastructure of urban centres, to support the economic viability of town centres.16.
Provide an effective and efficient refuse and recycling collection service17.
Minimise use of natural resources and increase recycling and home composting18.
Promote and influence beneficial development to enhance and safeguard the use of land and the built and natural environment19.
Review the decision-making processes in Planning20.
Incorporate village and town health checks and parish plans into the local development framework21.
Commence building work at East Street, Farnham22.
Progress the beneficial development of Godalming Key Site 23.
Protect public health and safety24.
Improve parks and play areas25.
Encourage a strong local business communityWork with the business community and other partners to maintain the vitality of towns, villages and the rural economy26.
Support local shops and services27.
Encourage economic development and tourism28.
Aim
Objective
Obj. No
Enhance the quality of lifeImprove cultural and leisure facilities for all29.
Support the Farnham Maltings in Phase I development and future phases, including the provision of performance/theatre space30.
Provide a new leisure centre for Godalming31.
Refurbish Farnham sports centre32.
Take steps to reduce crime and disorder and the fear of crime33.
Make licensing decisions to support control of late night nuisance and anti-social behaviour34.
Support activities which enable older people to live their lives to the full35.
Improve the opportunities for young people36.
Support the provision of a range of leisure provision across the borough for children and young people 37.
Meet the Council’s statutory responsibilities in relation to disability rights and, where practicable, further improve the opportunities for people with disabilities.38.
Promote social inclusion39.

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