Kingston council sets out its vision for the borough

Kingston Council has unveiled its four year corporate plan ‘Making Kingston Better Together’ which sets out its vision and ambitions for the borough.

The 27-page report details the desired priority outcomes the council wants to deliver and how it will monitor progress.

Councillor Liz Green, leader of Kingston Council, said: “Our new Corporate Plan includes our priority outcomes – what we want to achieve for the borough. We are determined to work with residents, businesses and local strategic partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors to achieve.”

The plan focuses on three main outcomes. The first is to have a sustainable approach to new homes, development and infrastructure that benefits the community.

Secondly, there is an emphasis on creating a safe borough which represents a diverse and vibrant community.

Cllr Green said: “We want Kingston to be a vibrant, diverse and inclusive borough, where residents are active, empowered, engaged and able to remain independent and resilient. ”

Finally, the council aims to have healthy, independent and resilient residents with effective support to those who need it most.

The plan explains that although the majority of Kingston residents do not need support, it spends 75 per cent of its budget helping adults and children that do.

All of the outcomes and priorities will be a guide to how the council makes decisions and allocates resources and the public will be kept informed on the progress.

Cllr Green said: “We will report progress on delivering the Corporate Plan through council committees so that residents can hold us to account.”

The full report can be found on the council’s website

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