Consultation on Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Residents are invited to comment on the Kensington & Chelsea Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-21, a draft of which can be found here at our consultation home page. The Kensington and Chelsea Health and Wellbeing Board is running a 14-week consultation and inviting comments on the draft before publishing a final version of the strategy before the end of the year.
Joint health and wellbeing strategies sit at the heart of local commissioning decisions, underpinning improved health, social care and public health outcomes for Kensington and Chelsea. Over the past six months, the Kensington and Chelsea Health and Wellbeing Board has undertaken a review of local health needs and hosted conversations with members of the public, staff from local authority and NHS organisations, and voluntary and community sector representatives. This has helped the Board identify four priority areas that we believe have the potential to make the biggest and fastest improvements to health and wellbeing over the next five years:
- Supporting good mental health for all
- Supporting children, young people and families to have the best possible start
- Addressing the rising tide of long-term conditions
- Building a sustainable health and social care system that is fit for the future
To help the Board develop the strategy further, we want to hear from everyone who lives, works in or visits the borough about whether they think these are the right priorities and what action can be taken to make a real impact on health and wellbeing.
The key consultation questions are:
- To what extent do you agree that the Health and Wellbeing Board has chosen the right issues to focus on for the next five years?
- If anything, what else should be a priority for the Health and Wellbeing Board for the next five years?
- What action should we take to deliver our four priorities?
- How can you/your organisation support the Health and Wellbeing Board to deliver our four priorities?
How to respond
The consultation will run for 14 weeks and ends on 18 October 2016. This will help make sure the Board hears from all those it would like to reach. Please ensure your response reaches us by that date. You can have say in a number of ways:
(1) By completing the consultation questionnaire at: www.rbkc.gov.uk/JHWSsurvey Please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation.
(2) By contacting us at email@example.com or calling us on 0208 753 5217. We are more than happy to come and discuss our plans with organisations or community groups at a time or place that is convenient to you.
(3) By attending a community event. We will be organising events in the borough to come and discuss our plans for health and wellbeing over the summer. Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be notified of community events and we will send you of details in due course.
(4) By sending a paper-copy consultation response by post or email to:
Kensington and Chelsea JHWS Consultation
Hammersmith Town Hall
Recycling Reviewed Consultation
Landfill costs set to rise
In 2004/05 the Landfill Tax will rise to £15 for every tonne. This means the Council will pay an extra £1 for every tonne of waste that ends up in a landfill site. Estimates are that the tax will cost an additional £55,000 during 2004/5. In 2005/06 the Landfill Tax is set to rise by a further £3 per tonne, leaving the Council facing an additional bill of £165,000. Beyond that the EU Landfill Directive means the tax could ultimately climb as high as £35 per tonne.
The solution is simple – recycle more waste, reduce it, or re-use it. If we fail to do this then the cost will ultimately be passed on in the form of a higher Council Tax.
The example set by the residents of Redcliffe Square and Redcliffe Gardens is clearly the way forward.… to Redcliffe Square and Redcliffe Gardens recyclers. The mini recycling site at the junction of Redcliffe Square/Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 is one of the best performing in the borough. Last year residents recycled approximately 50 tonnes at this site. We hope other residents can follow this excellent example.
Over to you … Let us know what you think about the Landfill Tax and how to manage waste more effectively by emailing email@example.com.
Your feedback is invaluable to us.
Spear Mews Consultation
It has been proposed by residents in Spear Mews that they would like to close the entrance from Earl’s Court Road (the east end). Residents are concerned that their mews is being used as a ‘Rat Run’ with white vans and taxis being the primary traffic users of the mews.
For further information please can you contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trebovir Road Parking Amendment Plan
It has been requested that there should be a review of the parking space on the corner of Trebovir Road and Nevern Square.
For further information please can you contact: Kirk.Deane@rbkc.gov.uk
Consultation ends Friday 30 September