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Have your say on the future plans for Vale of White Horse

Released on July 16, 2020

What do you think the council should focus on next? Working with other organisations to help local businesses get back on their feet after lockdown? Helping people live healthier lives? Tackling the climate emergency? Or all three and more?

Vale of White Horse district councillors have put together a plan for the future of the district and they want you to let them know what you think of it.

The survey – launched today – is a chance to have your say on the priorities for the council in the next few years. The survey will run until Thursday 13 August. 

Your responses will help councillors finalise their plan, for the district and all those who live and work in it – now and in the years to come.

Councillors have identified six areas they need to focus on:

  • Theme 1: Providing the homes people need
  • Theme 2: Tackling the climate emergency
  • Theme 3: Building healthy communities
  • Theme 4: Building stable council finances
  • Theme 5: Working in partnership with other organisations
  • Theme 6: Working in an open and inclusive way

Cllr Debby Hallett, Cabinet Member for corporate services said: “Our own financial situation and the COVID-19 crisis have presented us – like many in the district – with lots of challenges, but also opportunities to make changes. Our plan is to work in a more open and inclusive way and to include those groups which have historically been marginalised.” 

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “It is absolutely vital that we put tackling the climate emergency at the heart of our new Corporate Plan. But part of that focus is also helping build healthier communities and providing low carbon, genuinely affordable new homes.

“What matters to our residents matters to us, so please tell us what you think.”

Notes for Editors: Details of the consultation can be found here and you can see a video of councillors talking about the main themes in the Corporate Plan here