The Harpenden Town Council Mission Statement - To promote the area as a place to live, a place to work, a place to invest and a place to visit
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Corporate Objectives

  • 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 the 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 2 years ago