This plan describes the priorities and direction for our borough. It sets out the Council's ambitious goals to help make Colchester and even better place to live, work and visit. We will work with many partners to get the best for our residents.
Our priorities are set out under these four themes:
Ensuring all residents benefit from the growth of the borough
Encouraging everyone to do their bit to making our borough even better
Promoting and improving Colchester and its environment
Making Colchester an even better place to live and supporting those who need most help
To help us decide on these priorities we invited members of the public to share their thoughts with us. We did this in a consultation which included an online survey, and a series of focus groups with the public, independently selected to make sure we included all sections of our communities.
Residents told us:
This plan also includes a summary of achievements against the previous Strategic Plan 2015-18.
The Strategic Plan 2018-21 was discussed by Scrutiny Panel and approved by the Cabinet in January 2018, prior to being adopted by the full Council in February 2018 (reports shown below under ‘useful links’ ).
Action Plan - There is also a Strategic Plan action plan which sets out specific actions and outcomes for each priority area. The action plan is presented to the Cabinet twice a year. This is a working document, and progress against these actions is reported on a six-monthly basis to the Cabinet and to the Scrutiny Panel from late 2018 onwards.