Community Strategy


Local authorities have a requirement to prepare a Sustainable Community Strategy which sets out how the area will develop in a sustainable way over the period of the strategy. It identifies the important issues for an area, to be addressed through the work of the Council and its partners.

The original Community Strategy was adopted in 2004, with updates in 2007 and 2010. The latest update in 2014 was refocused to link with the Council's function and organisational structure.  Many projects and programmes have been delivered and work continues with partners and outside agencies.

The Community Strategy is delivered via a series of Portfolio Plans have been created which reflect the Administration of the Council and provide direct links between the priority outcomes, objectives and Portfolio Holder responsibilities.

The Community Strategy will be reviewed for 2017 throughout the autumn of 2016.  Further information will be available here as this is developed.