To consider the Township Plan 2020 - 2022
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which outlined the Townships Plan for 2020-2022.
The Council’s Corporate Plan 2019-2022 had been approved by the Council at its meeting on 18th December 2019. The process included carrying out a review of the Council’s values and behaviours which have been defined as: Proud, Passionate, Pioneering and Open.
In line with the new Corporate Plan, the Townships Plan 2020–2022 had been developed around the following priorities: Prosperous People and Places.
The various Township Chairs and Vice Chairs had worked with the Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Community and Culture to produce the new Townships Plan.
In considering the report Members agreed that the issue of ‘climate change’ should be a major priority for the Township going forward and it was agreed that this should be a standing agenda item on future agendas.
No alternatives to having the Plan were put forward.
1. That the detail included in the Townships Plan 2020-2022 appended to the report be noted:
2. It be noted that the plan has been developed in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, Township Chairs and Vice Chairs in line with priorities identified in the Council’s Corporate Plan 2019-2022;
3. That the Plan be approved to allow the Townships to focus on local priorities in line with the Council’s key priorities – Prosperous People and Places.
4. That ‘Climate Change’ be a standing agenda item on future meetings of the Township Committee
Reasons for the decision:
The Townships Plan identifies priorities which have been determined by each of the Townships as a focus for action over the next two years. The Township Plan gathers aspirations and ideas together as a focus for decision makers, Council Services, partner agencies and the voluntary and community sector active in the Rochdale Borough. The Plan also identifies priorities that have been determined by members as a focus for action over the 2020-2022 period.
The previous Townships Plan was due to expire. The Townships Plan 2020-2022 includes objectives identified to meet the priorities identified by each of the five Townships. The Plan will also guide, direct and detail the use of devolved budgets, including Township Revenue Funds, for the financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022.
The Townships Plan formed part of the Council’s policy framework. The plan is a live document that can evolve and change to meet new opportunities and initiatives, and they can be updated to reflect changes as the Authority moves forward.
Eligible for Call-in: No