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Members discussed the proposed new Corporate Statement and supporting Core Business Objectives, setting out the direction of travel over the next four years.
Cabinet acknowledged that Council was aware that the communities in Thanet were changing and there were increasing demands for local services. At the same time, the Council was also aware of the many challenges facing local people and businesses. Therefore, the Council had set its Core Business Objectives to enable it to plan for the changing needs and to meet the increasing financial challenge ahead, as core government grant funding was going to be reduced to nil by 2020.
As part of creating a better understanding of these proposals, Cabinet had arranged for a Members’ Briefing on Tuesday 30 July which would provide all Elected Members with the opportunity to give their feedback directly to the Leader on the draft Corporate Statement and supporting Core Business Objectives.
Councillor Everitt spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1.
Councillor Bayford proposed, Councillor Ashbee seconded and Cabinet agreed that the proposed new Corporate Statement and supporting Core Business Objectives for the 4-year term of 2019-2023 (with any amendments) be presented to the Overview and Scrutiny Panel with any representations being referred to Cabinet before submission to Council for final approval.