In common with other local councils, we produce a number of statutory and non-statutory plans and strategies, some of which are produced jointly with our partner organisations.
The Council's Annual Statement of Accounts is a statutory document, produced by all Local Authorities and Companies detailing their accounts at the year end.
Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy
The Council is committed to maintaining a high level of service for the benefit of its community. As an integral part of this high level of service, the Council aims to prevent the occurrence of fraud and corruption in all its activities.
Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy (pdf)
Anti Social Behaviour
Three Rivers District Council has an Anti Social Behaviour Policy which sets out what types of anti social behaviour (ASB) the Council can deal with and what response somebody can expect from Three Rivers District Council when making a report to us. A copy of the ASB policy can be downloaded below.
Corporate ASB Policy (doc)
Asset Management Plan
The objective of corporate asset management is to ensure that the Council's assets contribute to the achievement of the Council's Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is based on five key themes derived from the Community Strategy.
Community Safety Strategy
The Council is committed to finding out the views of local residents, businesses, users groups and other stakeholders on what they want of the local area, what priorities they perceive and what they think of the Council’s performance. These views can be taken into account when setting service objectives, improvement targets or redesigning services.
Three Rivers Community Strategy 2012-2018: This Strategy has been developed by members of the Local Strategic Partnership in Three Rivers. It sets out how we are working together to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in the Three Rivers District.
Three Rivers Community Strategy 2012-2018 (pdf)
Data Quality Strategy
The Council needs information that is fit for purpose in order to manage services and account for performance. Service users, and in particular members of the public, need accessible information to make informed decisions and Regulators and government departments must satisfy their responsibilities for making judgements about performance and governance.
Green Travel Plan
This Green Travel Plan sets actions to improve the green travel options available to TRDC staff and Members and to the Council's customers and visitors. The key aim of the plan is to help make a contribution towards the reduction of pollution and green house gas emissions which currently lead towards global warming.
Housing Strategies and Plans
Housing Strategies and Plans
Three Rivers has a tradition of using external competition a means of delivering one of its key aims; providing the best service possible at the lowest reasonable cost. It has been largely successful as a means of delivering what the Council needs and providing added value for the Council, residents and service users.
Procurement Strategy (pdf)
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)
This Corporate Policy & Procedures Document is based upon the requirements of The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (‘RIPA’), The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the revised Codes of Practice issued by the Home Office pursuant to Section 71 of RIPA and which came into effect on 6th April 2010 and February 2014.
RIPA Policy (doc)
Risk Management Strategy
The Council will ensure that risk identification, assessment and management is a routine part of decision-making, in much the same way that consideration is given to budget availability or staffing resource.
Risk Management Strategy (pdf)
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults At Risk Policy
Three Rivers District Council takes seriously the issue of safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. Within the course of providing our services, or contacting local residents, we have the opportunity to make positive impacts in improving children’s lives and protecting them, and adults at risk from injury and abuse. The safeguarding policy lays out the Council's commitments to work collaboratively to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk.
Each year, Three Rivers District Council updates its Strategic Plan. This is a document that brings together our high level, medium- to long-term objectives which, following consultation and analysis of data, the Council considers to be its priorities for the District.
It focuses on those areas where the Council has a lead role or can play a key part in delivering or influencing the outcomes. Its purpose is to guide the Council in its annual consultation, planning, resource allocation and performance management process by articulating clearly a series of SMART targets (targets that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Resourced and Time-limited) by which we shall be able to track our progress towards delivering our long-term objectives.
Strategic Plan 2017-20 Final (pdf)
Value For Money Strategy
The Strategic Plan states that "the Council seeks continuous improvement and value for money". By 'Value for Money' the Council means the optimum balance between economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
The Council is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability. In line with that commitment we encourage employees and others with serious concerns about any aspect of the Council's work to come forward and voice those concerns. The Whistle Blowing Policy is Appendix 1 to the Council's Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy
The Audit Commission's Public Interest Disclosure Line is 0845 052 2646.
Whistle Blowing Policy (Reviewed June 2012) (pdf)