Council strategy 2014-19

Council strategy 2014-19

Introduction

This strategy is written in six sections. They are explained here.

The Mission describes what the council is here to do; it could be termed “purpose” or “objective”. The Mission is unlikely to change in the medium term and has been our Mission for some years now.

The Vision describes our aspirational future state. Inevitably, it includes a significant element of “stretch targets”. It is written in the present tense as though it was 2019 and the Vision has been achieved. This attempts to paint a “verbal picture” of the aspiration.

Behaviours define the basic principles of behaviour in our council, for both officers and councillors. Like the mission, these are not expected to change in the medium term and have been adopted by the council for several years. They do not replace the generally accepted standards for the Code of Conduct which are more detailed.

Values describe our corporate philosophy and strive to set us apart from other councils. Adherence to these Values will ensure we will achieve our aspirations of excellence as defined by the Vision.

Our Vision for the future gives a clear view of what success will look like. The Enablers section describes what we need to have in place to achieve the vision by 2020. It can be seen as a first cut of the “how to”.

Lastly, we must embrace a significant reconstruction of the manner in which the public sector delivers service and so “Alternative Models of Service Delivery” describes some possible approaches.

Cllr. Ferris Cowper, Ms. Gill Kneller and “Critical Friends 7th February 2014.

This strategy was presented and agreed by councillors at the Full Council Meeting of February 27, 2014.