Our Council Plan 2020-2024 was approved by Council in January 2020. It showcases our drive to deliver excellent services and reflects our commitment to supporting our communities.
The shape and content of the plan was led by members with support from officers and an engaging seminar was held to identify members’ priorities and objectives. Following this seminar, it was clear that - alongside our existing priorities around finance, housing, economic growth, and customers - there were two more emerging priorities around garden communities and sustainability, reflecting the national move towards environmental responsibility.
Our approved priorities for the next four years are:
Finance and resources - This priority recognises we need to ensure every pound spent by the council is done so efficiently and achieves the maximum possible benefit – while we also see to generate additional income to support our front line services.
Economic growth -With Tewkesbury being the place to do business, we are committed to delivering employment land and housing, together with the right infrastructure and skills. We need to attract new investment as well as retain and strengthen existing businesses.
Housing - As the fastest growing district outside of London, we need to ensure we create a sustainable place to meet the needs of our growing population.
Customer first - Supporting our customers is clearly a priority for us, and we want to make sure we make it as easy as possible for them to engage with us – listening to them and shaping our services to meet their needs.
Garden communities - Highlighting the two garden communities in our borough, we commit to working with Homes England and other partners to deliver the garden town at Ashchurch in Tewkesbury and Cyber Central garden village in Cheltenham.
Sustainable environment - We need to carefully manage our carbon footprint and support our recent climate change declaration. Preserving and enhancing our natural assets and built heritage is really important to us. We also know that reducing waste and increasing recycling is key to helping our environment flourish.