Our vision and priorities
20th November 2015
Our vision is that the district should remain a prosperous, safe and healthy place where people want, and are able, to live and work.
We recognise that Three Rivers is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns, and the majority of its inhabitants are relatively healthy, well educated, affluent, articulate and able to access our public services. Not surprisingly, people want this state of affairs to improve further, or at least to stay the same, and the Council’s plans must pay careful heed to this point of view, without slipping into complacency.
However, deprived communities do exist in the district, often side by side with more affluent areas, where disadvantaged individuals and groups find difficulty in accessing the full range of services and facilities many of us take for granted. The Council has therefore made a conscious decision to concentrate on improving services and access to services for all people, particularly the people in deprived communities.
We also recognise that the people of Three Rivers need and expect from an excellent Council a high standard of customer service. Finally, we also know that crime and the fear of crime are important issues to our residents, along with their future health, well-being and quality of life.
Our work is therefore prioritized across four themes:
1) Safety and well-being - we shall work with partners to make the district a safer and healthier place, providing a safe and healthy environment, and reducing health inequalities.
2) Clean and green - we want to maintain a high quality local environment and reduce the eco-footprint of the district.
3) Economic opportunities – we shall work in partnership to promote the economic prospects for all our communities.
4) Customer service - we shall deliver services to a standard that meets the needs and expectations of all of our customers and provides exemplary value for money.