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Council seeking public views on Improvement Plan

14 May 2021

Derry City and Strabane District Council is seeking the views of the public to its recently published draft Performance Improvement Plan for 2021/22.

Under Part 12 of the Local Government Act (NI) 2014, Council has a legal obligation to produce a Performance Improvement Plan that strives towards continuous improvement in the quality of life of our citizens.

The first draft is currently available online and Council is keen to get the views of the public to the key objectives and to find out if there are any alternative improvement objectives they would like to see considered this year or in the future.

Among the improvement objectives set out in the draft plan are to put into place a range of initiatives to increase employment opportunities and stimulate economic growth and to assist with the return of healthy lifestyles through participation in leisure, sport and physical activities. The plan also includes a commitment to create a greener, cleaner and more attractive local environment and sets out plans to deliver improved customer support services and processes.

A key objective set out in the Improvement Plan is the Council’s commitment to deliver a dynamic recovery plan that will provide a proactive response to the challenges presented by the COVID 19 pandemic. The plan will put measures in place to enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being across the Council district.

Encouraging the public to read the draft plan, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Brian Tierney says public feedback on the draft plan is important in helping the Council to improve its services and to gauge issues that are important to the people across the entire City and District.

He said: “Council is committed to delivering on the objectives and aspirations set out in the Improvement Plan and to bring about improvement across all areas of our work. We are very mindful of the impact of COVID and have set out a range of interventions aimed at mitigating any impact on services and how we plan for the future. We look forward to hearing the views and opinions of the public and would encourage everyone to view the plan and provide their feedback.”

A copy of the draft Performance Improvement Plan 2021/22 is available on the Council website at –https://www.derrystrabane.com/Council/Have-Your-Say-2021-Improvement-Objectives

Feedback can be submitted by via the survey link below with the deadline for submissions being 16 June - https://haveyoursay.derrystrabane.com/crp/improvementobjectives2122

 

Alternatively you can contact the Council by phone at 028 71 253253 ext 4266.