Strategic Objectives

The Council exists to help improve the quality of life and environment for residents of the Parish. To achieve these aims, the Council needs a strategic plan to guide its priorities for action.

Council’s Priorities for Current & Future Years

as agreed at Mtg on 5 December 2016

Shown below are the assessed Parish Council priorities for the current and immediate years ahead. Broad progress is shown in % terms using 10, 25, 50, 75 and 90%. Once an item is complete the entry will be removed from the document, which will be reviewed 3-monthly by the Council and reissued with updates.

Serial No.

Priority
(H/M/L)

Item

Relevant FY

Action

Progress
%

ADMIN

1

H

Complete Review new website, develop its contents and undertake training prior to social media link-up

16/17

Clerk

100

2

H

Develop basic Community Emergency Plan

19/20

Clerk + Cllr Hooper

10

3

L

Develop Parish Office manual for guidance in the event of the Clerk’s extended absence e.g. due to illness. This work to be done in the
margins of other business
 17/18

Clerk + Admin Assistant

25

4

H

Review of Risk Assessment Documentation, particularly looking at risk level and priorities for action. (Consider likelihood of occurrence
and impact). To complete by 31 Mar 17

16/17

Cllr Stanley + Clerk

100

ASSETS

5

M

Review numbers & potential redistribution of benches and bins to maximise usage and consider residents request for bench in memory of late Mrs Pitts (lived in the Drift)

17/18

Clerk

75

COMMS

6

H

Develop measures to encourage feedback from residents (linked in to website re-development). Also consider best means of achieving
communication generally with residents and implement (linked to website re-development)

16/17

Clerk

100

7

FINANCE

8

H

Consider potential expenditure requirements and thus revised precept for FY17-18. To be addressed during autumn 16.

16/17

Clerk + Cllrs Symonds & Lee

100

OPEN SPACES

9

M

Progress Offer by PCC to lease allotments & adjacent land on a 50-year basis

16/17 – 17/18

Clerk + Cllrs Wilson, Hooper & Longman

10

10

H

Set up Parish Lengthsman Scheme; also to consider need for a Volunteer Litter Picking Team for acting, say, 3 times per year.

16/17

Clerk + Cllrs Lee & Raley

100

11

M

Develop a Neighbourhood Plan – to be done only if 3 cllrs can commit to doing it.

Action element is to produce a Scoping Plan for discussion by Council in Nov 16. This will determine whether the full task is undertaken.

16/17

Cllrs Wilson, Hooper & Raley

100

12

L

Develop and publish walking & cycling routes for the Parish – both hard-copy and on line

17/18

Clerk + Cllr Wilson

25

13

14

M

Provision of additional secure cycle parking within the village and elsewhere

16/17

Clerk

100

15

M

Arrange replacement of previously felled trees around Kings Meadow Estate and the Green, including request by resident for tree in memory of his late wife.

17/18

Clerk + Cllr Wilson

0

16

H

Arrange for a tree survey

16/17

Clerk

100

17

M

Determine whether we take over grass-cutting responsibility for more of the small areas within the parish and implement the necessary
transfer of responsibility and funding from EHDC

17/18

Clerk + Cllr Symonds & TBC

100

REC. GROUND

18

19

20

TRAFFIC

21

M

Procure 1-3 more Speed Limit Reminder (SLR) devices. (Funding in part from HCC)

16/17

Clerk + Cllr Stanley

100

22

H

Parking. Pursue obtaining free parking in BT Exchange site; provide 1 or 2 disabled parking bays near commercial centre.

17/18

Clerk + Cllr Stanley

25

23

M

New village ‘gateway’ signage + any speed limit signs

17/18

Clerk + Cllr Lee

0

24

H

Progress Recommendations made in 2016 Traffic & Road Safety report, including engagement with St John’s School on various issues under this heading.

17/18

Cllrs Stanley, Longman, Raley & Wilson

25

25

H

Investigate Green ownership issues around the bell-mouth of Keyline Driveway and the Deerleap Verge  17/18

Clerk +
Cllr Wilson

25