Dunstable Corporate Plan presentation

Report
Dunstable Town Council
CORPORATE PLAN
2010 - 2013
Presentation by David Ashlee – Town Clerk
Larger Council’s Network
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About me!
24 years in local government
21 years in principal sector
10 years at corporate management team
level
Previous roles included leisure services,
corporate performance, crime and disorder,
community planning
New to the town and parish sector – not a
Clerk!
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About Dunstable
Town of approx 36,000 projected to grow to
40,000+
Market town
Relatively affluent but with pockets of real
deprivation
Suffers from congestion and A5 running
through town centre
Master Plan for town centre – A5 M1 road
link
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About the Council
21 Members
Precept of £1,770,901
Council tax charge of £139.65 – tax base =
12,681
Gross budget £2,375,000
Capital budget £640,000 (£230,000 general
reserve)
Staff establishment 58 (26 FT, 23 PT, 9
seasonal, projected 70+ by 2012)
Salary bill approx £1.1million
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About the Council
 Services
 Large Cemetery
 6 Allotment sites (250 plots)
 12 recreation grounds, 2 town centre gardens, amenity sites, 10
play areas, 12 football pitches, closed church yard
 Heritage centre
 Events programme
 3 x community buildings with associated services
 Town centre management –Christmas lights
 Older persons day care
 Community Grants
 Summer play scheme
 Administrative and civic functions – range of buildings incl. 2 x
grade 2* listed buildings
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Senior Management Team
Structure
Town Clerk
Head of Finance
and
Support Services
Head of
Grounds and
Environmental
Services
Head of
Community Services
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Dunstable Town Council Wider
Family Tree
DUNSTABLE
TOWN
COUNCIL
BUILDINGS
SUPPORT
Brasier
Freeth
ACCOUNTANCY
SUPPORT
DCk Beavers
Ltd
HR AND
HEALTH
AND
SAFETY
SUPPORT
Croner
Consulting
LEGAL
SUPPORT
RichardNixon
AustinCarnley
INTERNAL
AUDIT
SUPPORT
Auditing
Solutions
Ltd
EXTERNAL
AUDITORS
The Audit
Commission
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Council Committee Structure
Council
(21 Members)
Town Centre
Management
Committee
(5 Members)
Community
Services
Committee
Finance and
General Purposes
Committee
(12 Members + 2)
(14 Members + 2)
Grants SubCommittee
(4 Members)
Accounts SubCommittee
(4 Members)
Grounds and
Environmental
Services Committee
(12 Members + 2)
Appeals and
Appointments
Committee
(4 Members)
Plan SubCommittee
(7 Members)
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What is A Corporate Plan?
Sets out organisation vision
Sets out organisation priorities
Sets out key actions
Sets out performance measures
Not a Town Plan (a Corporate Plan
does as opposed to influences)
In DTC’s case, Corporate Plan will be
guiding Council policy document
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Why have a Corporate Plan?
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Compulsion?
Informs Members, staff, residents and
partners what the Council intends to do
Where discretion exists, gives clarity and
focus
Why not a Town Plan?
Council spends £millions of public money
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Why a Corporate Plan now?
New Council formed in June 2009 including
10 new Members
New Senior Management Team recruited
during 2009 following management
restructure
Position in Growth Area
Formation of new unitary authority
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Process
Senior management and Member
Away Day November 2009
Presentation and workshop April 2010
Adoption by Full Council 5 July 2010
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Council Priorities
 To represent residents and businesses of
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Dunstable on key strategic issues facing the town
To preserve and enhance the history and identity
of the town
To improve and develop the provision of green and
open space in the town
To improve services targeted to all community
sectors in the town
To contribute to the regeneration of the town
centre and development of neighbourhoods
in the town
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What will the plan achieve?
Improved decision making
Green Flag Awards
In Bloom Success – gold award, regional
best new entry
Investors in People
Nil reliance on reserves
Demonstrable improved performance
Additional services and organisational growth
Inward investment
Improved sense of place and image
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New Peter Newton Community
Centre - £1.5million
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Improved Dunstable Cemetery
£650,000
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Improved Play Areas
£320,000
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Creasy Park Football Hub
£3million joint project with CBC
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CIVIC PRIDE – REFURBISHED GATED
ENTRANCE TO GROVE HOUSE GARDENS
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