Tur Langton Parish Council Aims and Objectives 2019/20

Aims

  • To improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in Tur Langton Parish

  • To provide effective, transparent and accountable local government of Tur Langton Parish

  • To effectively represent the residents and businesses in Tur Langton Parish and take opportunities to promote the village / parish

  • To protect and enhance amenities in Tur Langton Parish

  • To preserve and enhance the rural, built and natural environments of Tur Langton

  • To enable residents to be involved in the life of Tur Langton Parish and its future development

 

Objectives

  • To keep informed of changes to legislation and ensure that procedures and Parish Council policies are reviewed and revised in line with such changes

  • To continue to maintain and update website.  Publish all information required by legislation and as much other information as possible on site.  Keep up to date with relevant legislation

  • To access training opportunities

  • To give residents and businesses the opportunity to express their views and represent these effectively

  • To communicate effectively with residents, for example through newsletters and website.  To explore new ways of communication.

  • To work effectively with other local parishes, District and County Council Councillors and other service providers

  • Continue to work closely with Village Hall committee.  As Custodian Trustee be the link with the landlord.  Subject to funding project manage the construction phase of the Village Hall refurbishment.  Apply for loan and grants to fund this. Encourage residents to get involved

  • To consider, from a local perspective, all planning and enforcement matters that effect the Parish and provide comment on their impact on local residents, the wider community and the rural nature of the Parish, applying the policies in the Neighbourhood Plan.   Promote the Neighbourhood Plan to residents and developers.  Keep the Neighbourhood Plan under review

  • To protect and enhance the village’s environment and amenities to include

  • Cutting of grass verges. 

  • Identifying and protecting trees and woodland of value

  • Seeking opportunities to create and manage habitat sites.  

  • Working with other bodies to monitor, maintain and enhance the network of footpaths

  • Programme of maintenance of street furniture

  • To tackle speeding by building up a fund to purchase speeding gates at the entrances to the village

  • To encourage residents to join the Parish Council and / or become involved in its projects, e.g. Speedwatch, Defibrillator, jigsaw library and Village Hall

  • To work with residents to improve / retain Community Resilience, raise awareness of Defibrillator and Community Response Plan and facilitate plan in the event of an emergency.  Keep Response Plan up to date

  • To take opportunities to promote the village

  • To provide tea and coffee for members of the public at meetings once meetings are held in the Village Hall

Adopted July 2019

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