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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 15/01/2008
Corporate Plan 2008 - 2011



APPENDIX I
Waverley Borough Council

community overview and scrutiny committee - 14th january 2008
environment and leisure overview and scrutiny committee
15th january 2008
corporate overview and scrutiny committee - 21st january 2008


Title:
CORPORATE PLAN 2008 - 2011
[Portfolio Holder for Corporate Strategy: Cllr R J Gates]
[Wards Affected: All]

Summary and purpose:

Waverley’s new Corporate Plan for 2008 – 2011 will be considered for adoption at the February 2008 meeting of the Council. The Corporate Plan sets out the main priorities for the Council’s activities over the coming three years, and is an extremely important document. The purpose of presenting the plan in draft form to the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committees is to enable the fullest possible discussion and input into the plan by Councillors prior to its finalisation and adoption.

Environmental implications:

The Corporate Plan will set out Waverley’s priority actions and objectives on environmental issues. The issues identified in the plan will guide the prioritisation of resources by the Council over the coming three years.

Social / community implications:

The Corporate Plan will set out Waverley’s priority actions and objectives on social and community issues. The issues identified in the plan will guide the prioritisation of resources by the Council over the next three years.

E-Government implications:

There are no specific e-government implications.

Resource and legal implications:

Waverley is operating in a financial context of scarce resources. Available finance and staff capacity needs, therefore, to be allocated carefully, and in support of the Council’s main priorities. The Corporate Plan, when finalised, will serve to guide the Council in the allocation of resources over the next three years.

Background

1. It is recommended good practice for local authorities to produce a Corporate Plan, setting out their principal aims and ambitions for their area, and identifying priority outcomes for achievement. The Corporate Plan defines the vision of the Council, which is then used by the Council’s senior management team to guide the work of service departments, and the allocation of resources. 2. It is important that the Corporate Plan is a clear and accessible document, setting out clearly the main aims of the Council, and enabling residents, stakeholders and partners to understand the Council’s priorities and to evaluate the extent to which the Council is delivering against its objectives.

3. This draft Corporate Plan for 2008 – 2011 sets out the proposed five corporate priorities for the current term of office of this administration, and identifies measurable targets against each of these priority headings (see pages 23 – 33.

4. In addition, the draft Plan lists the priority strategic issues and projects that will guide the work programmes of the Council’s Strategic Directors over the coming three years (see page 34).

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Overview and Scrutiny Committees consider the proposed set of Council priorities and targets, and Strategic Projects for 2008 – 2011, and make observations to the Executive on these, on the Committee’s proposals for suggested non-priorities (see page 22) and any other aspects of the draft Corporate Plan.

Background Papers (DoCSP)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.


CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Mary Orton Telephone: 01483 523208

E-mail: morton@waverley.gov.uk





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