Vision for the future in Suffolk Coastal
MANAGEMENT systems like those used by top businesses are helping to draw up a vision for the future of the Suffolk Coastal area.Councillors are carrying out an ambitious review of virtually every aspect of the way the authority operates.
MANAGEMENT systems like those used by top businesses are helping to draw up a vision for the future of the Suffolk Coastal area.
Councillors are carrying out an ambitious review of virtually every aspect of the way the authority operates.
The aim of the project, called Moving Forward Together, is to create a new vision for the district, improve management and give better value for money for tax payers.
"Officers and councillors have been busy drawing up our priorities for the next few years using a Balanced Scorecard for Suffolk Coastal, a similar management system used by top businesses but adapted to meet the special requirements of our district," said council leader Ray Herring.
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"We now have the basic framework, and our efforts have already won praise from international experts, but it will take time to fine-tune it.
"However, the end result will be something that will ensure we can provide the services our residents want and deserve in a more efficient and effective way."
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The aim is to create an area people want to live and invest in, care for others and the environment, with the highest quality of life and top quality services.
The council is focussing on a number of issues, including strengthening the economy, tackling rural issues, protecting and enhancing the environment, meeting housing needs, developing a safe and healthy community with access to leisure opportunities, fulfilling its obligations by the quality delivery of all its essential services.
"The Balanced Scorecard approach will influence all the decisions taken regarding services and the way they are delivered in the future. It will give us a fresh focus to provide 21st century services in a structured way that will meet our goal of maintaining the quality of life in the district in a sound financial way," added Mr Herring.