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. This recent update has been 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.

This update has also provided an opportunity to revise how the Council delivers the Community Strategy and monitors is progress. 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.

NEW: Community Strategy adopted January 2014