Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
We are ambitious for the future of the District as an excellent place to live, work, learn, visit and invest.
The plan sets out our vision for Stratford-on-Avon District as a place in 2030 and for local government in 2030.
The core of the plan is a set of ambitions and actions for the Council over the next four years under five key objectives:
The draft vision and plan was the subject of public consultation in summer 2019 and the content was informed by two workshops with the Council's key local partners.
We look forward working with residents, local communities and our partners to deliver our ambitions for 2023 in the context of our longer-term vision for the District.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council 2030 Vision
In 2030 we want Stratford-on-Avon District to….
…be well-known internationally for the culture, heritage and countryside across the District, and for the quality of its visitor experience, as well as for being Shakespeare's birthplace.
…have used its international reputation to support and sustain the development of future technologies and innovative businesses of all sizes.
…be one of the UK's first carbon-neutral Districts supporting zero-carbon innovation, technology and construction and be at the forefront of climate change adaptation.
…benefit from the most advanced connectivity and accessibility across the District (including the best possible communications infrastructure) and an integrated transport system with excellent links to Birmingham, Oxford and London.
…enable all its residents to live safe and healthy lives, work, raise children and grow old in an excellent District for leisure, education and sport.
…have high quality, appropriate and affordable housing across the District.
In 2030 we want local government in Stratford-on-Avon to….
…put residents and communities across the District at the heart of what it does: providing high quality services in innovative ways, seizing opportunities and addressing challenges facing the District.
…have achieved long-term financial sustainability.
…make better use of technology to underpin new ways of working and new relationships with residents, businesses and local institutions.
…drive partnerships across all sectors and deliver seamless services with its local government partners.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council Plan 2019-23
Working on regional, national and international stages
We will promote Stratford-on-Avon externally and use our relationships and reputation to help deliver our vision for 2030 and our ambitions for 2023.
Enhancing the quality Stratford-on-Avon as a place
We will use our roles and powers, an ever-closer relationship with Warwickshire County Council and effective collaboration with other partners to enable us to ensure that Stratford-on-Avon is an excellent place to live, work, learn, visit and invest.
Nurturing a thriving, innovative and inclusive economy
We will work with the Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, West Midlands Combined Authority and Midlands Engine to support our local economy.
Responding to the climate emergency
We will do all we can locally to contribute to national carbon reduction targets, fulfil our aim to becoming a carbon-neutral District by 2030 and support measures to adapt to the impact of climate change.
Putting residents and communities centre stage
We will listen to and engage with residents and communities, use what we hear to shape what we do, and communicate the results.
In order to deliver this, we will become a more agile and resilient Council