Businesses' perspective will be much valued on Council Plan
"It is so vitally important that we connect with residents, as well as people who work and study in Warwickshire to understand more about what is important to them.”
Business are encouraged to have their say on the future by taking part in a survey in preparation for Warwickshire County Council's new Council Plan.
The council wants to understand what is important to the people who live, work and study in the county as it continues with its ambition to make Warwickshire the best it can be.
The Council has launched a survey to capture this feedback which will feed into the development of a new Council Plan.
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council said: “As we step forward from the pandemic we are refreshing our Council Plan to take account of the challenges ahead of us and in doing this we want to understand more about the things that are most important to the people of Warwickshire.
“We are firmly committed to our ambition to make Warwickshire the best it can be, now and for future generations. And we know that we have much to celebrate in our county - strong, kind communities; a vibrant mix of towns and rural areas; world-class heritage and culture; one of the fastest growing economies in the UK in the decade to 2020; strong automotive and gaming sectors; and great connectivity.
“As a council we continue to manage our finances responsibly and our staff are engaged, committed and passionate about delivering the best possible outcomes for our communities. But we know too that resources continue to be a challenge as we face increasing demand for services and the vulnerability of those we are supporting is increasing. It is therefore so vitally important that we connect with residents, as well as people who work and study in Warwickshire to understand more about what is important to them.”
The county council has identified three priorities which will provide the focus to its work over coming years:
- Warwickshire will be a county with a vibrant economy and places, with the right jobs, skills, and infrastructure.
- Warwickshire will be a place where people can live their best lives; where communities and individuals are supported to live safely, healthily, happily and independently.
- Warwickshire will be a place with sustainable futures which means adapting to and mitigating climate change and meeting net zero commitments.
To achieve these priorities the council is committed to innovate and become even better at what it does, deliver value for money and ensure we are a great council and partner.
The survey sets out some proposed areas of focus under each of these goals, and asks how important they are. It also asks for ideas about the actions the council could take to deliver these areas of focus.
The survey can be completed online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask; copies will also be available from Warwickshire Libraries and can be requested by calling 01926 410410 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org