The Woking for all strategy commits the local authority to a set of strategic objectives between 2022 and 2027 that give clear direction to residents, businesses, partner organisations and council staff, based around four community-based themes.
- Healthier communities
- Engaged communities
- Greener communities
- Prospering communities
Underpinning these community-based themes is an overarching ‘high performing council’ theme which ensures the council delivers the best outcomes from its funds and assets.
The Woking for all strategy follows last year’s corporate plan, established for 2021/2022, which identified the values that shape the borough. The one-year plan enabled an extensive review to be undertaken of the Council’s strategic objectives, finances over the medium term and the framework of planning and performance management.
Development of the strategy followed a series of community engagement roadshows held during November and December 2021, complimented by a comprehensive online public questionnaire hosted on the council’s engagement hub, Woking Community Forum.
Key priorities identified by communities during this process helped develop the strategic objectives for the next five years, as well as the priority actions for 2022 and 2023, providing a comprehensive and integrated approach to service and financial planning.
The Woking for all strategy will be reviewed annually to ensure the strategic objectives remain relevant and annual priority actions to deliver the objectives are agreed and set.