Still time to have your say on our draft Corporate Plan

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Our important public consultation about the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s new draft Corporate Plan is due to run until 12 September.

The draft Corporate Plan sets out the headline areas where the council needs to drive change the most during the next five years. At its heart, is making sure everyone in the borough has the best chance in life.

A Corporate Plan is key as it will direct, during the next five years, the council’s energies on those issues in the Royal Borough that must be improved for residents, communities, and businesses. It is an essential component of good governance as it sets out, at the highest level, the council’s strategic direction and focus.

Councillor Andrew Johnson, leader of the council, said: “Thank you to those of you who’ve completed the consultation so far. Your feedback on our proposed approach is important.

“At this stage of the Corporate Plan’s development we’re looking at the headline areas which will enable us to deliver our commitments of creating thriving communities, and inspiring places, supported by a council trusted to deliver its promises. 

“The result of these specific areas is to ensure better life chances for all, quality infrastructure connecting communities and businesses allowing all to prosper, and quality and value for money services that everyone can access. 

“We plan to do this by championing innovation and partnership-working to empower the Royal Borough’s residents, communities and businesses to maximise their potential. We want to be evidence-led, investing in prevention, and shape our services to our communities’ diverse needs to get things right first time. And promoting a clean, sustainable, and biodiverse environment must underpin every decision we make.

“This is why we want to hear from as many residents, community groups, stakeholders and businesses as possible across the borough to sense check our commitments, our goals, and how we plan to deliver these. Remember, however, we are at this stage looking purely at the headline areas. Your feedback will help us put the meat on the bones in the plan, so to speak.”

The feedback from this consultation will help inform the further development of the draft Plan before it goes to Full Council in October. If the fuller draft plan is agreed, it would then go to Full Council in November to be considered for adoption. 

The consultation is available on our online platform RBWM Together with support also available in Royal Borough libraries if people need help completing it.