22-Oct-2018

Huntingdonshire District Council’s Corporate Plan 2018-2022 was approved at a meeting of its Full Council on 17 October 2018.

The new Corporate Plan outlines Huntingdonshire District Council’s vision, strategic priorities and objectives for 2018-2022, and was developed to coincide with the council’s current four-year electoral cycle.

Executive Leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, Cllr Graham Bull, said: “Our Corporate Plan provides a clear direction for what we are doing, and why we are doing it. It sets out what we aim to achieve in addition to the provision of core statutory services, and also provides the framework for evaluating the council's performance.”

The purpose of the district council’s Corporate Plan is to set out a new and updated vision, priorities and objectives which meet the needs of the district’s residents. Reviewed annually, the Plan’s key actions and performance indicators are revised to ensure that the key activities and measures are still relevant, and that the council continues to achieve the targets it sets itself.

The Corporate Plan 2018-22 has been presented under the overarching areas of People and Place, along with a more general heading of being an Efficient and Effective Council. Cllr Bull said: “Our vision sets out our aspirations for the people of Huntingdonshire to live in a safe, healthy and prosperous place where communities and businesses can thrive.”

Cllr Bull added: “Our new Corporate Plan sets out an ambitious programme of activity for a council that seeks to deliver growth and investment in the local economy, whilst at the same time challenging itself to deliver good services for a lower cost. We know we can’t deliver this vision alone, so we continually adapt to today’s many challenges by shaping priorities and designing solutions that involve our partners, local businesses, and residents. The plan shows how we intend to explore the sharing of the costs and benefits of providing services with other public bodies, so that while we are expected to do more for less, we can do so while protecting the range and quality of service we provide to local residents.”