Annual plan 2020/2021

Supporting our communities

Supporting our communities



We will

  • Improve the sport facilities at Braintree Sports and Leisure Centre, creating high quality amenities for the community to use
  • Provide a new footpath and resurface the rear of Rivenhall village hall to improve accessibility to a much used community building
  • Upgrade the CCTV in Halstead and Braintree using new technology to improve the effectiveness of the systems
  • Commence development of the 3G pitch at Halstead Leisure Centre


Working with others we will:

  • Continue with Livewell Child initiatives to support families to live healthier lives and become more active
  • Improve awareness of mental health services, identifying gaps in service provision and potential opportunities for partnership working
  • Work with communities to influence the planning of the area in which they live through the development of local neighbourhood plans
  • Reduce the number of rough sleepers across the district by developing a range of support services
  • Continue to develop a range of initiatives to address social isolation and loneliness across the district
  • Continue to work with Community 360 to support volunteers across the district harnessing the energy of new volunteers
  • Provide support and assistance to the most vulnerable people across our district in response to Covid-19 through the Community Hub
  • Support our communities and local organisations to respond to issues that have emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic increasing long term strength and resilience


Our priorities

  • Build on the strengths of our communities and what they can do to support themselves and help each other
  • Help people to make positive lifestyle choices, increasing their physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Focus on prevention and early intervention so residents can lead independent and active lives
  • Provide support and protection to our most vulnerable residents, their families and carers
  • Support and inspire young people to raise their aspirations and reach their full potential