Why do we have a Sustainable Community Strategy?
The Local Government Act 2000 places a duty on Local Authorities to prepare sustainable community plans for promoting or improving the economic, social and environmental well being of their areas and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.
In order to achieve this it must:
- allow local communities (based on geography and interest) to articulate their aspirations, needs and priorities
- co-ordinate the actions of the council, and of the public, private, voluntary and community organisations that operate locally
- focus and shape existing and future activity of those organisations so that they can effectively meet community needs and aspirations
- contribute to the achievement of sustainable development both locally and more widely, with local goals and priorities relating, where appropriate, to regional,
- national and even global aims.
Who takes responsibility for this?
The Forest of Dean Local Strategic Partnership - a voluntary partnership that brings together the public, private and voluntary sector agencies responsible for provision of services across the Distrct. More information can be found at www.forestofdeanpartnership.org.uk .
What is the Vision for the district?
By 2020 we want the Forest of Dean district to be a place with a great quality of life:
- Where the high quality of our environment is valued and enhanced for future generations and the causes and effects of climate change are addressed
- Where community life is strengthened and all individuals are confident, safe, feel part of their community and are proud of it
- Where the economy is vibrant and strong and people can access the services they need
- With a distinctive identity locally and nationally
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Lena Maller, Forest of Dean Local Strategic Partnership Coordinator on 01594 812609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org