Headley Parish Council Forward Plan 2015- 2018

Headley Parish Council’s Vision Statement: To maintain and improve our quality of life and local environment.

Headley Parish Council’s Mission Statement: To preserve all that is good about of Parish of Headley whilst providing value for money and looking after the needs of the community.






To undertake a total review of the charging structure for the sports clubs leading to signed agreement(s) by 31st August 2018.

Review undertaken by 31 December 2016. 


New agreement(s) signed by 31st August 2018.

Amenities and Recreation to set up a working party.


Council to approve the proposed charging structure.

Recommendation from 14th September council meeting.

Council’s maintenance contract due for renewal April 2018.

Agreements due to be renewed August 2018. Renewal process will commence in October 2017.

Officer time.


No other expected cost implications.

To secure additional land (Field 6) for sport and complete a new lease agreement with the Diocese.


HPC expression of interest formally lodged with Diocese in 2007.


Initial terms for a revised lease (including Field 6) outlined November 2017.


Confirm terms of a new lease by the end of April 2017.


Headley Sports Association to consider most effective use of the land for Council to consider by the end of July 2017.

Council and Amenities & Recreation.

Land known as Field 6 was allocated in 2013 by the Diocese for the Council to lease.


Existing 20year lease of football pitched expires 23rd June 2018.


Expected costs are legal, other professional fees and expertise and groundworks.


Council earmarked Reserve (£15k - 16/17)


Developers Contributions £30k


Other sources £5k e.g. Tesco Plastic Bags Initiative

To achieve ‘The Quality Award’ of the Local Council Award Scheme.

By end of February 2018.



Policy & Finance & Council.

Foundation Award achieved January 2016.



Officer time.


No other expected cost implications.

To engage with residents of the Parish through a wide variety of methods including social media, questionnaires, stand at Village events, notices, press releases etc.


Evidence detailed for the last 12 months (1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016). 

All Committees.

To consider using online polls, focus groups and public meetings.


Š      Here’s Headley Event Sept 2015

Š      Post Office questionnaire 2016

Š      Queen’s Birthday Celebration community event 2016

Š      Headley Fete 2016


Costs met in-house


Other costs met with grants or income generated to cover costs.

To provide two Defibrillators in the Parish, in Headley Village Centre and Headley Down.



Headley Village Defibrillator completed October 2016.


Install a defibrillator in Headley Down by March 2018.


Secure a location in Headley Down.


Identify funding sources.

Cost of the defibrillator to be met by grants.


To organise a community event to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday on 11th June 2016.


Action completed.

Agree outline plans by 31st January 2016.


Detailed plan agreed by 31st March 2016.




Working Group reporting to Council.







Village Fete Committee and Headley Society have indicated their support and willingness to be involved in preparations.   




A budget of £1,500 was approved by Council in March 2016. Cost to the Council £1,300




To install outdoor gym equipment in the Parish and provide an opportunity for all age groups to engage in exercise without the cost of gym membership.


To consult on a preferred location (Sports Field or Village Green) and preferred type of equipment by 31st July 2016. Initial consultation suggested the Village Green as the preferred location.


To tender, select a supplier and install by 30th December 2017.

Amenities & Recreation Committee.

Project agreed by Council in 2016/17 budget and £3k contribution allocated.



Costs estimated to be up to £15,000.


Developers Contributions £10k