Council Plan 2023 - 2027
- Council Plan 2023 - 2027
- Corporate Strategy 2023 - 2027
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Council Plan and Corporate Strategy
Selsey Town Council's Council Plan 2023 - 2027 sets out the Town Council's services and projects planned for the next four years and its reasoning. It provides an overview of how the Town Council plans to improve Selsey, the largest Parish in Chichester District after the City.
Selsey Town Council has listened carefully to the priorities, ideas, concerns, and aspirations which the community has shared. This feedback has been used to inform this document.
This Council Plan is a live document which the Town Council will evaluate and publish progress reports on this page annually.
On the last two pages of this document is a questionnaire and the opportunity for you to give your feedback. The Town Council welcomes hearing from you as it uses your feedback to ensure that its decisions meet Selsey's future needs.
To access the questionnaire via Google Forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All online submissions are done so anonymously and your contact details will not be stored nor shared.*
Alternatively, completed paper copies can be handed into either Selsey Town Council Offices at 55 High street or The Selsey Centre on Manor Road.*
The deadline for completed submissions is 11:59pm on Friday, 5th January 2024.
*Please note that this data will be securely stored and only used for the purposes described above. The Town Council's Privacy Statement
The Corporate Strategy sets out Selsey Town Council's core principles, beliefs, and philosophies which inform everything it will do during its four years Council term 2023 - 2027.
It includes the Town Council's Vision for Selsey, its Mission and Values Statements alongside its aims and objectives.
The Town Council's commitment to its corporate approach is reflected throughout Selsey's Council Plan.
- What is the Town Council's Council Plan?
- Why does the Town Council have a Council Plan?
- Will all of the projects set out in the Council Plan happen immediately?
- What does the word to lobby mean in the Council Plan?
- How are Selsey Town Council's projects funded?
- How is the Community Warden and Selsey's CCTV paid for?
- How is Thursday's fortnightly Mobile Tip at East Beach Carpark paid for?
- How does Selsey Town Council make the decision to fund these services?
- Why is the Council Plan delivered to Selsey households?
- Why does the Town Council want to hear your views?
- Are the answers to the questionnaire anonymous?
- Can I get a large print/braille/audio version of the Council Plan and Corporate Strategy?
- Why does the Town Council have a Corporate Strategy?
- What is the Town Council's Vision?
- How can I get updates on the activities of the Town Council?
- Who to contact if I have any questions about the Corporate Strategy or Council Plan?
- What are West Sussex County Council's services?
- What are Chichester District Council's services?
The Council Plan 2023 - 2027 is an overview of the Town Council's key priorities for projects to benefit Selsey during the next four years. These projects have been influenced from feedback from residents in Selsey and work alongside the Town Council's Corporate Strategy.
The Town Council has a Council Plan for three reasons:
- To have a quantifiable plan in place to work towards achieving and monitor progress.
- To inform residents and businesses in Selsey of its four year plan. What the Town Council's aspirations and rationale are for deciding on these projects.
- The Town Council cannot deliver all of the projects on its own. In order for them to be delivered the Town Council, will need to work in partnership with Local Authorities (West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council), government agencies, registered charities and local businesses. This plan informs the Town Council's partners of its proposed projects and the requirement for funding to make the projects a reality.
Selsey Town Council progress projects as funding opportunities and/or grants become available. The timeframes for each project are stated in the project boxes under the heading 'By When'.
To lobby is the process of communicating directly with those decision makers, or, those who can communicate to the decision maker and try to influence their decisions through strong evidence and rationale as to why the project/service/support is needed, why it is a priority and why funding should be allocated to deliver it.
If Selsey Town Council has no direct control over the decision making process, nor the funding due to this being under another Council's or Government's control, it will lobby those decision makers.
Selsey Town Council's projects are funded from several sources which includes, grant funding, the Community Infrastructure Levy and Section S106 funds both of which comes from housing development in Selsey and Council Tax.
The provision of the Community Warden and the CCTV in the town is a partnership arrangement between Selsey Town Council and Chichester District Council. They are part funded from a percentage of Selsey Town Council's Council Tax and Chichester District Council funding.
The fortnightly mobile tip is a partnership arrangement with West Sussex County Council. Selsey Town Council pays a large percentage towards this from its Council Tax and the rest is topped up by West Sussex County Council. West Sussex County Council determine the cost of running this service and the amount of funding annually from Selsey Town Council.
Selsey Town Council takes its steer from you the residents of Selsey through Public Consultations, speaking with you at the Annual Town Meeting and feedback to Town Councillors.
Listening and acting on the collective view of its residents is a priority to the Town Council. Selsey Town Council has included a questionnaire at the back of the Council Plan 2023 -2027 to hear your views, to help the Town Council decide on how Selsey's Council Tax should be best spent.
This ensures that all residents in the Parish of Selsey are informed of the Town Council's plan. This is an opportunity for you to share your views during the public consultation period which runs from 3rd November 2023 until 5 January 2024. The consultation questionnaire is on pages 26 and 27 of the Council Plan.
Responses to the questionnaire are to be posted into labelled boxes at the Town Hall Offices or Selsey Centre.
Alternatively, complete the questionnaire via Google Forms, email: email@example.com receive your copy.
Listening to residents and acting on its residents' collective view is a priority of Selsey Town Council.
In completing and returning the questionnaire, the Town Council will look at whether the facilities and services it offers meet your current and future needs.
Yes. All submissions either in paper copy or on Google Forms are done so anonymously.
No contact details from any requests for the online questionnaire will be stored.
The Strategy is a document setting out the Town Council's agreed goals to work towards its Vision for Selsey. It is the framework through which the Council Plan will be delivered.
The framework is derived from four areas of administration within the Town Council. Which are:
Governance - ensuring that the Council is lawful, has sound financial management and is open, transparent, and accountable to its residents.
Area & Environment - enabling Selsey to be an attractive town with a range of publicly accessible open spaces, play areas and facilities for community and visitor use and enjoyment, whilst maintaining the preservation of its unique biodiversity.
Economy & Tourism - encouraging long term economic sustainability and to promote Selsey as a destination for both businesses and visitors.
Community Wellbeing - engaging, empowering, and supporting our community.
The Town Council's Vision is for:
Selsey to be a thriving, vibrant, attractive, and socially inclusive place to live, work and visit.
Selsey Town Council will work with the Community, Chichester District Council and West Sussex County Council for Selsey to be a successful seaside town.
The Town Council will work towards:
Providing a sustainable environment for quality of life and wellbeing.
Encouraging investment and tourism, whilst showcasing the best of its heritage and natural character for both residents and visitors.
The Town Council evaluates its activities on an annual basis, and publishes progress reports on the Council Plan page each Autumn.
In the meantime, you are very welcome to attend the Town Council's public meetings. The dates of these meetings (referred to as the Schedule of Meetings) are here. Meetings take place on Wednesday evenings in the Town Hall Complex.
All agendas are published three clear working days before the meetings and can be found here.
The minutes from previous public meetings can be found here.
If you have any questions relating to either documents please contact the Town Clerk either in writing to:
Selsey Town Council
The Town Hall Offices
55 High Street
To find out more about its services visit www.westsussex.gov.uk
To find out more about its services visit www.chichester.gov.uk