- OUR COUNTY 1998-2001
PrioritisingOur County contains nine
priorities, each with a set of clear, measurable targets:
- Improving Education and Opportunities for Young People
- Improving Opportunities for People to Get Jobs
- Reducing Crime and AntiSocial Behaviour
- Improving the Environment
- Improving the Independence and Quality of Life of Older
- Taking Action to Make People Feel Less Isolated or Excluded
- Improving the Health of the Community
- Meeting Housing Needs
- Providing a Fairer Transport System
In the main body of this document we spell out some key
actions we intend to take to tackle these priorities. These will be reviewed each year, in
consultation with residents, businesses and partner agencies.
Warwickshire County Council is committed to working in
partnership with other local organisations, both in delivering services generally and in
the delivery of this plan.
Over time it is hoped that many other organisations will
join in with this approach and share the commitment to Building a Peoples
Warwickshire. This process has already started and the development of Our County is a further step towards ensuring the
coordinated provision of services.
The Plan will take us into the new millennium, and is
intended to run until 2001. That seems like a long way off at the moment and we are keen
that the people of Warwickshire have the opportunity to measure our progress on an annual
basis. Also we recognise that things can change over time and that by 2001 new priorities
will have emerged as existing ones are achieved, the Plan will roll on beyond 2001 and
will be reviewed and updated.
The County Council is committed to demonstrating progress
on Our County. We believe that the people we serve
will want to see what progress we have made in achieving these priorities. So, at least
once a year we will publicly report on our progress. Warwickshire County Council believes
in openness and we will say what we have achieved and we will also what we have not
achieved and the reasons why.
Our County has
originated from the County Council, and so many of the priorities may appear to relate to
the work of the Council alone. We want to change this as many of the priorities are also
crosscutting, and will be achieved most successfully if we work together with other
Organisations such as Warwickshire Health Authority,
District and Borough Councils, Warwickshire Constabulary, Community and Voluntary Sector
organisations, The Chamber and the business community are all vitally important in the
delivery of services to Warwickshire, and we will have a better chance of success if we
pool our efforts.