Community Plan 2016-2020

The Community Plan is our vision for the borough and describes how we will work in partnership with the local community to inform everything we do and put people first.

Document Community Plan 2016-20(pdf, 908KB)
Published 12 May 2016


Our vision is for a borough where local people are engaged and involved in their communities. Where there is a vibrant and sustainable community and voluntary sector to support residents and help them play a full role in community life.

The overall vision is for a Richmond upon Thames where:

  • people will lead happy lives and are able to enjoy life, with opportunities to learn, develop and fulfil their potential;
  • people can live as independently as possible in the local community and feel empowered to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing, and plan for their future;
  • people feel safe, are respected and valued, and able to contribute to their communities and where diversity is celebrated;
  • the local character of the environment is protected and new development is high quality and compatible with local character, meets people’s needs and provides opportunities for all; and
  • our towns and local centres are attractive, viable for businesses and contribute positively to the quality of life for residents and visitors.

There are three themes which describe how we will work in partnership with the local community and inform everything we do to put people first into practice:

  1. Involving and engaging local people and businesses.
  2. Delivering cost effective services to meet local needs.
    • Tackling inequality and creating opportunities for children and young people
    • For a healthy borough
    • For a safer borough
    • To support businesses, the voluntary and community sectors and the arts
    • For a greener borough
  3. Being accountable to local people.

For each theme we have identified a set of priorities which are designed to help us to achieve our vision for the communities of our borough.

Download the Community Plan 2016 - 2020(pdf, 908KB) to find out more.

Please contact us if you need this in Braille, large print, audio tape or another language.


For further information please contact:

Carol Clapperton
Partnership & Policy Manager
Corporate Partnership & Policy Team

Updated: 12 May 2016