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- To promote and represent the community’s views and aspirations at local, county, regional and national level.
- To serve those who live in the Town, work in the Town and visit the Town.
- To promote growth of Council activities where new services can be taken on effectively and efficiently.
- To strive to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Town.
- To work in partnership at local, county, regional and national level to promote and provide for the well-being of the Town.
To achieve these aims the Council's objectives are:
- To consult with the community to establish its aspirations for the future
- To promote the vitality and viability of the Town Centre, Southdown and Batford.
- To encourage and participate in partnership and agency working with the public, private and voluntary sectors for the betterment of Harpenden.
- To promote sustainable policies that strive to improve the environment to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
- To help to create a socially inclusive and caring community which embraces all its residents irrespective of age, culture, wealth, race or religion and which seeks to develop their wellbeing, knowledge, understanding and mutual co-operation.
- To strive for a safer environment for the community.
- To deliver the best possible services for the lowest possible cost. Our aim is seamless local government delivering better, more cost effective services to residents.
- To ensure improved access to all Council services by working in close partnership with District and County Councils through on-line access at home, in Libraries and at Council Offices.
- To promote greater Police presence in the Town.
- To continue to lobby Hertfordshire County Council for improved roads and pavement maintenance.
- To continue to defend the character of the Town, oppose inappropriate development and preserve the green belt.
- To work for a cleaner, greener Harpenden.
- To work with St Albans District Council to seek the modernisation and improvement to the Public Halls to meet the needs and demands of Harpenden residents.
- To work with the History Society to find a permanent home for them in Harpenden.
- To work with local sports groups, clubs and residents groups to seek the mix and quality of facilities wanted by local residents.
- To actively support good ideas and encourage local initiatives.
- To oppose over-expansion and re-alignment of the runway at London Luton Airport where this would significantly impact on Harpenden.
- To lobby the Government to ensure the infrastructure needed to support London Luton Airport is provided.
- To improve services delivered to the elderly, disabled and less mobile members of the local and wider community.
- To facilitate the provision of affordable/key worker accommodation.
Last updated about 3 months ago