Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018
The Strategic Plan was approved by the elected Town Councillors on 10 February 2014. The Plan seeks to address and sets out what the Town Council will be doing to implement improvements, deal with changes and influence how Corsham develops over the next five years and beyond.
There are six main strands to this plan: Managed Development, Open to Business, Destination Corsham, Alive to Centres of Excellence, Safe & Healthy Community and Integration. All these themes are interlinked and will feed into all the decisions the Council will make.
We appreciate that, as a Town Council we do not have the level of resources of large organisations, but what we lack in legal authority and financial backing we will overcome by means of influencing others through sheer hard work and determination. We will work constructively with whoever is most appropriate, including the local community as a whole, to ensure that Corsham continues to improve and develop in a sustainable, positive way. To see how we aim to work with others, read the Town Council's Community Engagement Strategy.
To help with the ambitions of the Strategic Plan, staffing at the Town Hall was restructured in 2015 (followed by a restructuing of Town Council committees), details of which are available here.
An Action Plan Summary of Strategic Plan projects and priorities for 2017-18 is available here.
A final report highlighting many of the achievements of the Strategic Plan 2014-2018 was approved at the July 2018 Town Council meeting. A copy of the report can be found here, along with a more detailed Monitoring and Evaluation Summary of many of the other actions arising from the Plan.
Strategic Plan 2018-2022
Work on the Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 is underway with good progress being made. Our overall vision is unchanged and remain 'Corsham - a place where people want to be'. The Council's objectives are being updated and refined, with the themes for the next plan being finalised. This will shape the next stages of the plan - the setting of aims and objectves. Councillors and staff have taken part in workshops to review the 2014-2018 Plan, look at emerging issues and start thinking about the priorities for the future. The new Strategic Plan should be published in summer 2018.
LATEST NEWS - PUBLIC REALM STUDY
Following the release of the Stage 1 Report of the Public Realm Study - Understanding Corsham, Stage 2 has now been completed and can be viewed here. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation events and completed questionnaires, your feedback has been used in the findings.
The Stage 2 report contains a range of schemes to address the issues identified in Stage 1 and work is now underway to prioritise and identify funding for the schemes. Once complete we will be able to move onto Stage 3 which will see the implementation of the schemes around the town.