Principles met

  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.
  • In exploring new ways of meeting the priority needs of our communities we will encourage models, such as co-operatives and mutuals, which give greater influence and voice to staff and users. in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.

It’s long been an ambition of Burntwood’s Town Council to set up a handyperson service to respond to the day-to-day minor repair issues that can languish for many months on report systems for higher-tier councils – from overhanging hedges and damaged signs to littering to unsightly gullies. But with the appointment of a new Chief Officer in January 2022, booster rockets were put under the idea leading to our new Burntwood Response & Repair Team, BuRRT for short.

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