An ambitious new plan has been adopted by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, confirming its priorities for the period 2020-2025.
Reigate & Banstead 2025 explains how the Council will focus its resources and deliver services – over and above its statutory duties – in the next five years.
It covers everything from a commitment to environmental sustainability and tackling climate change, to support for vulnerable residents, housing, and plans for generating the funds required to run these services. It was adopted at Full Council on Thursday 16 January 2020.
The plan is structured around three themes – People, Place and Organisation – and the priorities it contains will inform the Council’s work until 2025.
Cllr Mark Brunt, Council Leader, says:
‘We know there is much that residents and local businesses love about the borough, from our great location to our characterful towns, fabulous parks and beautiful countryside. We are proud of these things, and through this plan we explain how we intend not only to safeguard them but to make the borough even better.
‘We are committing to do more – we have to do more – at a time when many other councils are forced to do less.
‘This plan has been developed in consultation with residents, local businesses, councillors, our staff and other partners in order to ensure it reflects the things that are important to you.
‘Thank you to everyone who provided comments to help shape Reigate & Banstead 2025, and to those who will work with us to deliver it and make the borough a great place to live, work, do business in and visit.’
Throughout the life of the plan the Council will share updates via its social media channels, and a ‘Facebook Live’ is being planned to provide residents the opportunity to ask questions about it. The Council will also publish annual progress reports on its website www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/rbbc2025.