Kent Forum is refreshing Vision for Kent to make sure it responds to the challenges and opportunities for Kent over the coming years.
From June to August 2011, a draft version of the new Vision for Kent was open for consultation. People and organisations across Kent were asked to tell us what they thought about the draft and to make sure that it reflects the priorities of the people of Kent.
You can find out more about the consultation and the final document below.
We had a big response to the consultation. 793 people and organisations replied and many gave detailed responses. These are come of the key messages from the consultation:
Respondents were given a list of actions that could contribute to the delivery of each ambition and asked to select the two that they felt were most important. The actions most frequently selected are shown in the table below:
|Ambition||Action rated most important (all respondents)||Action rated second most important (all respondents)|
|1 - To grow the economy||Encourage companies to take on more apprentices and trainees (56%)||Improve Kent’s infrastructure (roads, rail, broadband connection (48.5%)|
|2 - To tackle disadvantage||Encourage young people to be in education, training or work (56%)||Support unemployed people to get back into work (48%)|
|3 - To put citizens in control||Tackle crime and anti-social behaviour (41%)||Support people in taking more control over what happens in their neighbourhood (41%)|
Kent Forum has looked in detail at the responses to the consultation. Using this information, we have revised the draft to develop the proposed final version of Vision for Kent 2012-2022.
Many people commented that Vision for Kent should be more focused on the things that will make the biggest difference to improving life in Kent. This final version focuses on the three top priorities under each of the big ambitions, largely based on what people said during the consultation. The three ambitions are:
- To Grow The Economy
- To Tackle Disadvantage
- To Put Citizens In Control
For more information on the three ambitions please visit The Three Ambitions
The Kent Forum agreed and signed up to the Vision for Kent 2012-2022 on 8 February 2012.
For further information please see:
– Vision for Kent Summary Leaflet
– Vision for Kent 2011-2021 (Consultation Version)
– Vision for Kent FAQs
The Vision for Kent consultation version was available as a ‘text only’ document. Vision for Kent 2011-2021 Consultation Draft – text only version
The Vision for Kent consultation version was also available in alternative formats and explained in a range of languages.