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Slide 1: ShrewsburyConference2005 Slide 5: Councillor Mike Owen Councillor Charles Armstrong Councillor Tudor Bebb Council Leader Peter Nutting Shrewsbury Conference 2005 Councillor Judith Williams Council Achievements..2004-05 : Council Achievements..2004-05 Low Council Tax Revitalised the indoor market 55 organisations/projects funded from Community Environment Initiatives fund Increased recycling to 22% 62% of developments on brownfield sites Increased car parking numbers Music Hall - 272 events, 80% attendance Concerts in the Quarry Where are we going : Where are we going Shrewsbury will be the best county town in the West Midlands Strong local economy Excellent environment Cultural Centre Attractive to young people Better Sports Facilities Safer Communities Priorities : Priorities Continue to deliverExcellent Services (Cheaper, Cleaner, Fitter) Keep Council Tax Low Improve the street scene and reduction of litter To improve culture, leisure and recreation facilities Community Safety Future Plans : Future Plans Regeneration corridor for North Shrewsbury (including Flaxmill, MEB site, New Livestock Market and Tesco sites) Integrated redevelopment of the West End of Shrewsbury Council tax increase less than 5% Investing in Shrewsbury’s Future : Investing in Shrewsbury’s Future Capital schemes New Entertainment Venue Sports village New Livestock Market Dunedin Sixth Form College relocation Council Finances : Council Finances Our Style : Our Style Keeping council tax levels reasonable Balancing public good/cost effectiveness Not afraid to make difficult decisions Taking enforcement action where necessary (3 litter prosecutions, 52 fixed penalty fines) Open to question and public scrutiny Leading Shropshire by example Slide 14: Councillor Charles Armstrong Portfolio: Culture and Leisure Slide 15: Leisure and culture Our approach A partnership of involving local people of all ages in improving their health and quality of life. By ensuring small projects are priorities get the same level of attention as the big one. How? Slide 16: Leisure and culture By encouraging people to get involved and to deliver the end result. ‘Bottom up’ approach - involving all sections of the community to be actively engaged and by starting with the small projects. Developing a clear strategic vision to enhance the sports and culture experience for all. Slide 17: What will you see at the Shrewsbury’s New Sports Village ? Slide 18: Quality Slide 19: Summary of the Sports Facilities Dry Sports Centre Comprising:- 8 Court Sports Hall Squash Courts Climbing/Bouldering Facility Kitchen and Café Multi-Purpose Room Changing and Toilet Accommodation Sports development Offices External Sports Facilities Comprising:- Junior Football Pitches Premier Football Pitch Artificial Football Pitch Senior Football Pitches Mini Soccer Pitches Multi-Use Games Areas 1 Km x 6m Cycle Track BMX Area Skateboard Area Other Improvements Comprising:- Improved Site Access New Controlled Pedestrian Crossing to Sundorne Road On Site Coach Drop Off and Parking Facilities 400 Car Parking Spaces Improved Landscaping Improved Pedestrian Links Slide 20: Sundorne Sports Village - Benefits Meet Existing Needs - Increase Informal and Formal Recreation Space Increase Participation in Sport - Meet needs of all age and social groups - Reach current non participants - Healthier Communities Attracts funding and allows for development of other sports facilities - Over £2,000,000 for outside funding bodies. - Athletics at London Road, Hockey at Roman Road. Slide 21: 8 Court Sports Hall - Badminton - Five-a-Side - Basketball - Netball - Volleyball - Indoor Hockey - Cricket Practice Slide 22: Social and Meeting Facilities - Café / Bar - Lounge Meeting Area Slide 23: Sport and Leisure for All - Climbing wall - Bouldering room - BMX Track - Squash Courts Slide 24: Quality and Appropriate Changing Facilities Toilets, Showers and Changing for:-- External Pitches- Indoor Facilities Slide 25: Competition Standard Turf and Artificial Pitches Competition Standard Football Pitch and Spectator Stand - Natural Turf Pitch - 200 Seat Stand - Floodlit Artificial Pitch - 3rd Generation Artificial Surface - Floodlit Multi Use Games Area - 3 No. All weather - Floodlit Shrewsbury’s New Entertainment Venue : Shrewsbury’s New Entertainment Venue A NEW CULTURALEXPERIENCE How important is an entertainment venue to the people of Shrewsbury and Shropshire?In 1997/1998 the Music Hall promoted 200 events and the annual audience attendance was under 60%In 2004/2005 the Music Hall promoted 272 events and the annual audience attendance was 80% : How important is an entertainment venue to the people of Shrewsbury and Shropshire?In 1997/1998 the Music Hall promoted 200 events and the annual audience attendance was under 60%In 2004/2005 the Music Hall promoted 272 events and the annual audience attendance was 80% Shrewsbury’s New Entertainment Venue Slide 28: In 2004/2005 over 150,000 people purchased a ticket to see an event at the Music Hall. 40% of these people live outside the Borough boundary Shrewsbury’s New Entertainment Venue Slide 29: The new venue will build on the Music Hall’s success and will enable a new range of events to be brought to the Borough Shrewsbury’s New Entertainment Venue Slide 30: What does the New Entertainment Venue mean to audiences? Slide 31: Ballet * OperaPop / Rock MusicCountry / Folk MusicClassical Music Dance * DramaMusicals * PantomimeCommunity ShowsFamily Shows * PuppetryCivic Events * Trade FairsMeetings & Conferences Slide 32: What does the New Entertainment Venue mean to Shrewsbury & Shropshire? Slide 33: A future for culture. Shrewsbury’s New Entertainment Venue Slide 35: Councillor Tudor Bebb Portfolio: Waste Management and Recycling Managing Your Waste : Managing Your Waste The performance you have helped us to achieve Current services and the cost Future challenges and where next? What are the driving factors? : What are the driving factors? EU Landfill Directive to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste landfilled. By 2010 reduce bio-degradable waste going to landfill to 75% of that produced in 1995 £150per Tonne fine if disposal limit exceeded Government set statutory recycling targets for all collection authorities. 2003/04 - 18% 2005/06 - 27% 2007/08 -36%? Domestic Refuse and Recycling : Domestic Refuse and Recycling Services provided in recent years : Services provided in recent years 2002/2003 Introduced 15 week garden waste collection service  Introduced schools paper recycling collection  Performance 13.2% 2003/2004 Extended garden waste scheme to 23 weeks  Converted kerbside service to box based to include glass  Performance 18.8% Services provided in recent years : Services provided in recent years 2004/2005 Extended garden waste scheme to 32 weeks  Trial collection of cardboard with garden waste  Kerbside box service extended to villages (89% coverage)  Performance 22.3%. 2005/2006 Extended garden waste scheme to 52 weeks plus cardboard included.  Kerbside box service including dry cell batteries.  Performance (statutory target 27%) What does the future hold? : What does the future hold? 2006/2007 and beyond Higher recycling targets, 36% predicted target for 2007/08. How can we achieve these? Education to increase participation - Currently only 54% of households use the box service. Service expansion i.e. Plastic bring banks at Supermarkets Will this be enough? No Service options and estimated performance : Service options and estimated performance Estimated Performance Develop existing service (home composting) 30% Alternate week refuse and recycling/composting collections Provide second bin/additional boxes 35+% Weekly recyclate collection option with alternate week refuse collections 40+% Benefits of alternate week collections : Benefits of alternate week collections Cost effective i.e. same vehicles and crews used for both collection cycles. Reduce vehicle movements, fuel and pollution by 25% Increases recycling participation Encourages waste minimisation - reuse/home composting And the downside : And the downside I live in a flat and we have communal refuse arrangements my refuse is still collected in sacks,how will it work for me? My bin will smell and be infestedwith maggots by the end of a fortnight My bin won’t be big enough for a fortnightly service I don’t have room for more bins / boxes Slide 48: Councillor Judith Williams Portfolio: Affordable Housing Slide 49: Vision: ‘Shrewsbury and Atcham will be a prosperous area and a leading County town in the West Midlands where people value and enjoy an improving quality of life’ It is a fundamental belief of this vision that residents of the Borough to be provided with somewhere local to live which they can afford. Delivering the Council’s Vision Slide 50: Definition Affordable housing is low cost market housing and subsidised housing irrespective of tenure, ownership or financial arrangements, available to people who cannot afford to rent or buy houses generally available on the open market. Slide 51: Local context Average income = £21.8k Average Household price £158k = borrowing rate of over 7 times to access the housing market Annual shortfall of 263 homes per annum. Restrictions / local pressure against building on green field sites Slide 52: Council’s commitment Council commitment and priority to build 500 affordable homes by October 2006. £10m investment (subject to a 4% return) Planning process (importance emphasised within the Local Development Plan) Development of Council owned land and other initiatives Working in partnership with local developers, housing trusts and associations etc. Slide 54: Councillor Mike Owen Portfolio: Customer Services Slide 55: What we want to do Put the Customer at the heart of the Council Resolve 80% of enquiries at the first point of contact Make services more accessible and available at times which are more convenient to our customers Improve the delivery of services through a greater use of information technology Slide 56: Front Desk – What’s Next Institute of Customer Services training programme will ensure that a high quality service is delivered Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) will ensure that staff have instant access to up to date information at all times A citizen panel is being set up so that customers can be consulted on future service delivery initiatives A more joined up approach to service delivery through partnership with other public agencies Slide 57: Telephones – What’s Next Telephone enquiry management system will ensure that calls are dealt with immediately by a person, reducing the need for voicemail Considering providing a manned telephone service in the evening or at weekends A Council wide digital telephone system is being rolled out to reduce running costs and streamline council contact numbers Slide 58: Website - What’s New Over 5000 pagesof local information 20,000+ visits per week Pay your Council Tax online ‘Have your say’ in our online forums Rated in the top 20 out of all 468 council websites The only Shropshire council achieving the top ‘Transactional’ rating Local Alert – receive email or SMS updates offast changing council information Slide 59: Website – What’s Next Online bookings and payments for leisure facilities Online viewing of plans (planning applications) Online access to business rates and benefits accounts Online forms for all council services Access to local information in a map based format Local Community Portal offering free websites for non‑profit organisations Improved online consultation Slide 62: ShrewsburyConference2005 Slide 65: ShrewsburyConference2005

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