Winnersh Parish Council has adopted a set of “Strategic Aims” to guide its work over the next few years.  Reproduced below, they are designed to be concise, pragmatic and achievable.  

Vision: Winnersh Parish Council will strive to make Winnersh and Sindlesham places where people want to live and work, enjoying a sustainable quality of life with good services in a safe and pleasant environment.

Aims: We will work with other statutory and voluntary bodies to focus on the following strategic aims with a five-year horizon, the aims to be reviewed at least annually.

Community Leadership

  • Provide Community Leadership in partnership with other local organisations
  • Promote and/or run community events including the Winnersh Summer Fete, the Christmas ‘Lighting Up’ event and the Annual Litter Pick
  • Encourage and support other local organisations to improve the Winnersh community
  • Publish the Winnersh Matters community magazine twice annually
  • Maintain the WPC website as a focal point for local information
  • Provide leadership during any local emergencies and liaise with WBC and the emergency services
  • Continue to improve the energy efficiency of the Parish Council’s facilities
  • Maintain an understanding of new legislation and consider opportunities arising from it

Development and Infrastructure

  • Campaign for improved infrastructure to support the expanding population, including traffic, health and education provision, and support the completion of a full and adequate relief road
  • Encourage all possible measures to minimise flooding within Winnersh
  • Press for improvements to increase road safety and traffic flow including the provision of appropriate cycleways and help to find solutions to parking problems in order to minimise disruption to residents
  • Promote suitable developments and oppose inappropriate ones
  • Support the continuation of the Rainbow Centre as a community facility
  • Reduce litter discarded in the streets including supporting the Adopt-A-Street scheme, discourage fly-tipping and improve recycling provision

Industrial and Commercial

  • Limit industrial economic activity to existing sites and support the development of Winnersh Triangle subject to adequate traffic measures
  • Encourage the retention and expansion of retail businesses especially in the Winnersh Crossroads area
  • Retain a Post Office in Winnersh as a valuable community facility

Leisure

  • Continue to provide and promote quality facilities for public events, meetings and sporting activities
  • Promote the recreational use of Winnersh Meadows
  • Support the provision of community facilities, including the library, in the Forest School and in Winnersh’s three primary schools
  • Provide appropriate allotments to meet parishioners’ needs
  • Gather and promulgate historical records about Winnersh

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