New Community Strategy 2023-2028: We want your feedback! Take our survey to let us know your thoughts

Press ReleaseUpdated: 4 August 2023Consultations

Local people are being asked to have their say on a new strategy which aims to improve the quality of life of people living and working in Three Rivers.

Three Rivers District Council is working as part of the Three Rivers Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) with the goal of making the district the best it can be. The new draft Community Strategy encompasses the council’s plans for the community over the next five years.

The Partnership wants to know residents’ thoughts through a new survey, open now until 31st August.

Cllr Sarah Nelmes, the Leader of Three Rivers District Council and Chair of the LSP, said: Our residents are at the very heart of our district, and their views are essential to us. That’s why we want to know your thoughts so we can understand the common goals and needs of our communities. The Local Strategic Partnership has a vision to improve the quality of life for the people of Three Rivers by working together to create a better place for everyone, including neighbourhoods, health, employment and access to services.”

The strategy focuses on four main themes:

Stable Economy

Especially during the cost-of-living crisis, one of our main goals is to strengthen our economy. The LSP will work with local businesses and colleges to upskill the workforce and promote local employment, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Thriving Environment

The LSP will work to proactively offset carbon emissions and make reducing individual carbon emissions more accessible to residents. Succeeding in this goal will also include supporting our communities to adapt to extreme weather caused by climate change.

Safe and Well Communities

The purpose of this goal is to adopt a place-based approach to address health inequalities and ensure our residents feel safe. This will be achieved through maintaining and growing the work of the Community Safety Partnership and supporting and empowering residents to adopt healthier lifestyles.


Three Rivers hopes to make everyone in our community feel like they belong. We aim to better reflect our local communities by celebrating local culture. One way this will be done is through supporting the current development of the sustainable community hubs.

How will it be done?

There are four factors that influence the methods used to achieve every main goal. The first is prioritising responsive responsible local leadership. The second is co-designing with communities, ensuring that the partnership’s moves are underpinned by evidence. Gathering views from the community is the central motivation for the release of the survey. Thirdly, Three Rivers aims to have a trauma-informed approach to support our residents through trauma they have experienced. Lastly, Partnership Collaboration will build upon networks to ensure a consistent approach throughout the community.

Take the survey here