The Council Plan was approved on 23 January 2017, and is the Councils strategic planning document. It sets out what the Council will do. It includes the Councils statutory responsibilities and the priorities of the Councils committees.
It is based upon 7 key areas for action:
- Health & Wellbeing
- Economic Development
- Community Engagement
- Core Council Business
The Council Plan will be implemented by working in partnership with other authorities, agencies, organisations, businesses, and the community of Penrith.
It helps the public, councillors and staff understand what the Council does and how the Council will contribute to local, district and county wide priorities.
The Council Plan has three parts:
- The first, identifies the opportunities, challenges, and projects for the next five years. These priorities have been identified and developed in partnership with the public, and stakeholders.
- The second part requires each officer and respective committee to develop an annual work plan prioritising their committee activities.
- The third part is an annual update which will set out how the priorities were delivered and how they were measured and proposals for the next year.
The Council Plan informs the Councils budget setting and financial strategies and is an essential tool for planning and delivering services now and in the future.