Strategic Vision 2007-12

In 2010 the strategy committee of CTC Council and Trustees of the CTC Charitable Trust recognised that the current CTC Strategic vision was due to expire in 2012 and commissioned a timetable to have a new plan in place by the end of 2011 for a smooth transition between plans.

Amended Vision Document 2011

Background

In 2010 the strategy committee (known as Way Forward Committee) of CTC Council and Trustees of the CTC Charitable Trust recognised that the current CTC Strategic vision was due to expire in 2012 and commissioned a timetable to have a new plan in place by the end of 2011 for a smooth transition between plans.

However Council and Trustees subsequently recognised that the significant state of flux in public policy during the period of this review could affect the economy (and hence consumer income), public policy and public sector funding for cycling.

It was therefore agreed that a full strategic review of CTC’s activities would not be sensible until the wider context for the organisation was known.

The Chief Executive was tasked with reviewing the existing Strategic Vision and identifying which elements (if any) were in need of updating or replacement and those which were at risk of becoming out of date if no replacement was adopted until 2012.

This review identified that the existing Strategic Vision was largely still valid and that there was little significant change in the document at this point in time.

However a small number of specific points are either outdated or do not reflect emerging policy of the Council and Trustees and some minor changes to this document reflect these changes. These are indicated in the text where they occur.

A full review of the CTC Strategic Vision is expected in 2012.

Adoption

The whole document, including 2011 changes, is adopted as the single Strategic Vision for all parts of CTC. It may be found at the bottom of this page.

David Cox
Chair of CTC Council
April 2011

Previous statements about the development of the Vision

Chair of our Strategy Committee Allan Luxton said:

"The present document is the culmination of two years work by Councillors and senior CTC staff. This process considered in depth many risks, issues, ideals and details that underlie the strategy.

A strategy is a broad document. It is not possible to foresee exactly what opportunities or priorities will arise in five years yet the strategy must still be a relevant guide in 2012; it must still be leading to new initiatives and new activity. If a particularly good volunteer or opportunity turns up in campaigning or national events or off-road, the strategy must allow maximum development that fits within CTC Vision and objectives.

Most significantly

The four key statements in Part 1 on page six are entirely new to CTC. They are a most succinct statement of why CTC exists as an organisation, what the organisation does, the future that CTC wants to create and how the whole organisation and individuals within the organisation relate to others.

All of the strategies derive from these four statements and future strategies will also be guided by these or very similar statements. As such, they could usefully have formed a separate document (and the strategy would be a page shorter!) but we consider it important that they get wider exposure by forming the first page of the Vision.

Short term plans of action, drawn from the strategy, are already being considered and will be developed dynamically during the next five years."

A member's consultation on the Strategic Vision took place in early 2007. There were two phases, a round for stakeholders such as CTC volunteers and groups in February/March and a wider member consultation in March/April. The document below collates the responses and gives the committee's response on behalf of council to those points.

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