Connected communities are happier, healthier, more productive and more resilient.

Changes to our Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities

The Council approved a new 2020 strategic framework on 19 December 2019 and this is currently part of the consultation document on the annual plan.

Information on our revised Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities is currently being developed.

What this means

Connected communities are happier, healthier, more productive and more resilient.  The relationship between the Council and the community should be based on partnership.  Being an active citizen can include a wide range of activities and involvement - and Council is changing its ways of working to better accommodate this.

How we will get there

Develop an innovative volunteering programme that builds on current Council initiatives and increases the engagement and contribution of volunteers.

Embed active citizenship in all policy and strategy reviews, developing standard principles and processes for active citizenship.

Establish a centre of learning that will grow staff capability to act as active citizens and support active citizenship (to include a social innovation capability learning module).

Develop the volunteer online portal with potential partners and the NGO and business volunteer sector.