Hot off the press! Broxbourne Council’s Annual Report

Broxbourne Council’s Annual Report has been published and is available for people to read for a concise summary of its work in the last year.
The report is easy to read and spells out progress made and future plans for achieving the Council’s three key objectives; working for a thriving economy, enhancing the quality of life, and being an effective, enabling Council.
It contains updates on key services that matter most to residents, such as recycling and waste collections, housing, parks and keeping Broxbourne clean.
Highlights include updates on major projects to improve the Borough.
There is a summary of progress on the emerging Local Plan, which is due to be completed in 2018, and developments to boost a strong local economy, such as the Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre for new and growing businesses.
Broxbourne Council’s Leader, Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop, said: “We’ve been working hard as a Council to make Broxbourne even better. I’m pleased to say that this report is a pleasure to read and describes the year very well.
“The report gives enough detail to spell out clearly what we do, our progress so far and our aims and ambitions for the year ahead. I urge you to take a few moments out of your day to visit our website, find the report to have a read and learn more about what’s happening in our area.”
Progress on the push to increase recycling and reduce non-recycled waste in a year that saw changes to food and green waste collections is detailed.
There is news of five Borough parks gaining recognition as Green Flag Award sites, as well as information on sport and youth engagement projects that give people of all ages the chance to get active and make new friends.
Work to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, in partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary, is set out. On the last few pages of the report is the Summary of Accounts; a breakdown of the year’s spending and income.
The Annual Report 2016/17 is available to view by clicking here.