Council Leader, Councillor Steve Fritchley has launched our ambitions for the next four years (2020 - 2024). Our Ambitions replace the usual corporate plan and allow us to be flexible and adaptable and provides scope for us to be innovative in how we do things. Our ambitions are as follows.


Our Priorities:

  • Increasing customer satisfaction with our services
  • Improving customer contact and removing barriers to accessing information
  • Actively engaging with partners to benefit our customers
  • Promoting equality and diversity and supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people
  • Providing good quality council housing where people choose to live
  • Improving health, wellbeing and increasing participation in sport and leisure activities


Our Priorities:

  • Working with partners to support enterprise, innovation, jobs and skills
  • Unlocking Development Potential: unlocking the capacity of major employment sites
  • Enabling Housing Growth: increasing the supply, quality and range of housing to meet the needs of the growing population and support economic growth
  • Making the best use of our assets
  • Ensuring financial sustainability and increasing revenue streams
  • Promoting the District and working with partners to increase tourism


Our Priorities:

  • Reducing our carbon footprint whilst supporting and encouraging residents and businesses to do the same
  • Increasing recycling
  • Ensuring a high standard of environmental cleanliness, undertaking appropriate enforcement activity where required
  • Enhancing biodiversity and developing attractive neighbourhoods that residents feel proud of and take responsibility for
  • Working with partners to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Actively engaging with partners to benefit our communities

Progress against the performance framework supporting our Ambition is reported to Executive every quarter. These reports can be found on our committees page.


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