I am delighted to be able to introduce our first ever Corporate Plan for Wellingborough Town Council, covering the four years of our term and our first budget proposal as an elected Town Council for 2022/23.
This plan sets out what we aim to achieve as a council, working with our local communities and partner organisations over the next four years and beyond. From this will also follow our Annual Plan for the 2022/23 year.
Wellingborough Town Council is effectively starting from scratch and has no assets or property yet, but, is committed to making the town a better place to live, work and relax. We have made a good start, however, putting our policies in place, running our first event, electing a Mayor again, setting up our committees, launching a brand new website and employing qualified staff.
So, thank you, on behalf of all 23 Town Councillors, for electing us to represent you. We are all there for you and our contact details are published on this website.
I strongly believe that by listening to residents and putting them and our local communities at the heart of everything we do and working in partnership with North Northamptonshire Council, we will be well placed to support the town and enhance it.
We want to protect and enhance our great heritage, but at the same time, help promote a vibrant town.
As a small, new council – albeit large in Town Council terms, we will have limited resources, which we will have to use wisely. We have a keen committed staff of three, who share our aims and will drive us forward, but, we need all the help we can get, so we welcome any offers of volunteering for our programme of events. We want to provide quality services and events that are valued locally and complement what is offered by our partners.
To help us, we would ask that you complete our simple questionnaire about the services we plan to offer.
The answers that you give will be used to consider the final budget early next year. We are keen to hear your views and suggestions.
We know our aspirations are high, but we are committed to achieving them. We will strive to make Wellingborough a place where everyone has the best quality of life.
Cllr Graham Lawman
Leader of the Council