Agenda and draft minutes

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Chair's Welcome (including purpose of group and Terms of Reference)

Supporting documents:


The Chairman welcomed members and officers to the meeting and drew their attention to the terms of reference. 


Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council should declare any interests which fall under the following categories:


a)    Disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    Other Significant Interests (OSI);

c)    Voluntary announcements of other interests.


Supporting documents:


There were no declarations of interest. 


Discussion on Proposed Corporate Plan Objectives


Adrian Tofts, Strategy, Policy and Performance Manager, presented information on the proposed ten year Corporate Plan.  This contains five main objectives feeding into the Vision for the District.  The objectives are: 


·         Housing and Infrastructure

·         Economy

·         Environment

·         Community focused services

·         Accountability, stability and transparency


Mr Tofts explained that it is important for the Working Group, along with other councillors to give strategic comments and input from the Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Group could also be considered. 




Options for format


The working group were advised that initial proposals were for the corporate plan to be ready in time for the new financial year.


Members asked that consideration be given to undertaking a public consultation in order to establish current issues of concern and importance to residents across the district.  Members agreed it would be useful to seek input on priorities within the consultation exercise. 


It was agreed that further ideas on the format and scope of the consultation would be brought to a future meeting for discussion. 



Next Steps


Action points to consider: 


·         This working group to consult with their relevant party groups to consider priorities under each objective.

·         Officers to meet each group party leader to gather detailed views and suggestions. 

·         Consultation – officers to consider scope and methods, costings and the range of questions to be addressed, including how residents wish to be contacted in future.    

·         Format and diagrams options to be considered further.