Surrey Heath Borough Council invites discussion of latest Annual Plan at next #TalkSurreyHeath event

Date: 

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018

Surrey Heath Borough Council has published its Annual Plan for 2018-19featuring its key priorities and projects for the year ahead. 

The Annual Plan, approved at a recent Executive meeting, details the outputs and success measures that will be delivered in 2018-19 for each of the Council’s key priorities, therefore linking the plan with the Council's Five Year Strategy. 

 

These priorities are grouped under four themes: Place, Prosperity, People and Performance. 

 

The Annual Plan can be found on the SHBC website at http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/annual-plan 

Surrey Heath Borough Council will hold the latest in their series of #TalkSurreyHeath interactive live stream events on 3 May 2018

 at 7pm until 8pm to discuss its contents, and answer questions from Surrey Heath residents and business owners.  

 

Key priorities and projects featured in the Annual Plan include: 

 

  • The continuing regeneration of Camberley Town Centrewith refurbishment of The Square shopping centre, residential development at Ashwood House to provide 116 homes; projects to improve the public spaces, starting with the High Street following £3.5 million funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership, and an exciting project on the London Road.  
  • The programme of excellent events the Council delivers throughout the year is also highlighted, including Camberley Carnival, Frimley Lodge Live, Go Tri and Camberley International Festival  
  • The refurbishment or replacement of play areas across the Borough, and a range of improved services for older people, enabling better access to independent living, all promote healthy and active lives within the community  
  • Awarding a contract for the delivery of a new leisure facility to replace the current Arena Leisure Centre in Camberley is another key element, along with consulting with the public on the Issues and Options relating to the long-term development of the Borough as set out in the Local Plan 

 

Council Leader, Cllr Moira Gibson, said: "The Council continue to strive for even better performance in order to deliver our ambition of greater efficiency and generating additional income streams to fund services and to meet our regeneration and economic development objectives.  

 

"Whilst the reduction of government funding has its unique challenges Surrey Heath is well positioned to deliver a balanced budget this year and is able to meet its budgetary requirements to March 2019.  

 

"Surrey Heath has sought to adopt innovative approaches to sustain services to residents and businesses and continue on our journey to deliver a great place, great community and great future." 

 

We want to hear from you at the next #TalkSurreyHeath live stream event to be held on Thursday 3 May 2018 7pm until 8pm. 

 

This is your opportunity to ask Council Officers and Councillors your questions about the Annual Plan and key issues in Surrey Heath. You can send these in advance or during the event via Facebook, Twitter, or email talk@surreyheath.gov.uk. 

 

The planned panel in the seventh of our live streamed events consists of:

 
  • Cllr Moira Gibson, Leader of the Council  
  • Karen Whelan, SHBC Chief Executive  
  • Cllr Richard Brooks, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance  
  • Louise Livingston, Executive Head, Transformation  

The innovative event will be broadcast from the Council Chamber at Surrey Heath House via a live video stream on the SHBC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SurreyHeath (link is external)).  There is no need to have a Facebook account in order to view.   After the event the video of the broadcast will be available on the same page. 

 

The Council is organising these interactive online events to encourage residents, business owners and interested parties to have their say on issues that are important to them.  

 

Feedback has been very positive from those who have tuned in and taken part in past #TalkSurreyHeath events.  We are also always keen to hear your views on ways of reaching as many parts of the community as possible. 

 

For details of future #TalkSurreyHeath events follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check the News section of our website,www.surreyheath.gov.uk.