Executive Recruitment

Strong communities

Strong Communities

Community Wellbeing 

Why is this important?

We want to make it easy for everyone to participate and engage in their community and in public services and decisions that will affect their local areas. We want to help communities and local organisations to experiment with new innovative solutions to local issues. We will build on our existing local working in area boards and with parish and town councils to devolve services to local areas. Similarly, thousands of volunteers provide support improving Rights of Way, maintaining countryside sites and the local environment and supporting the library service – amongst many other things! We want to support these volunteers and develop new opportunities for more volunteers to get involved.

 Our goals are: 

  • Strong community leadership
  • More services and assets devolved to parish councils and community groups
  • More Neighbourhood Plans
  • More volunteers and work with the Voluntary Sector
  • High recycling rates and reduced litter
  • Military and civilian communities are well integrated

Safe Communities (Protection)

Why is this important?

Wiltshire is one of the safest counties in England. However, a range of factors contribute to how safe we feel. For example, whilst fewer people have experienced or witnessed anti-social behaviour in recent years, the perception that there is a high level of anti-social behaviour has not fallen.

Our goals are:

  • Good regulation and consumer protection
  • Reduction in Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Reduction in substance abuse
  • Reduced road casualties
  • Reduced risk of floods and other threats

Personal Wellbeing (Prevention)

Why is this important?

We want to help communities become more active and self-reliant by doing things ‘with’ them, rather than ‘to’ them. Supporting people of all ages to take responsibility for their own physical and mental wellbeing is vital. This involves promoting informed choices about smoking, drugs, alcohol, sexual health, healthy eating and exercise, as well as providing opportunities for participation in clubs and activities to combat
social isolation and loneliness. Inactivity and ill-health have implications not only for the individual but for the wider community; as well as a significant financial cost for public services – so tackling this is imperative.

Our goals are:

  • Healthier population
  • Good countryside access and cycling and walking opportunities
  • Improved provision through campuses, sports and leisure centres and community hubs (including libraries and cultural engagement)
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