Council wants public to Have their Say on Improvement Objectives
06 April 2023
Derry City and Strabane District Council is seeking the views of the public to its recently published draft Performance Improvement Objectives
Part 12 of the Local Government Act (NI) 2014 legally requires Council to produce a Performance Improvement Plan, (setting out Improvement Objectives), that strives towards continuous improvement in the quality of life of its citizens.
The Council is keen to get the views of the public on the proposed Improvement Objectives and to find out what alternatives they would like considered.
The objectives including goals to mitigate the impacts of cost of living and other price increases on the ratepayers of the district by reducing Council net costs for the 2023/24 financial year by £3.5m, promoting healthy lifestyles by achieving greater participation in leisure, sport and physical activities, as well as a commitment to create a greener, cleaner and more attractive district and improved customer support services and processes are set out on our website at - www.derrystrabane.com/haveyoursay
Encouraging the public to take part in the consultation, Derry City and Strabane District Council Chief Executive John Kelpie says public feedback on the draft objectives is important in helping the Council to improve its services and to identify issues that are important to the people across the entire City and District.
He said: “Derry City and Strabane District Council is firmly committed to delivering on continuous improvement. This consultation process is important in gauging opinion that in turn helps us bring about improvements across all areas of our work. In the current difficult economic climate the Council is looking at what it can do to mitigate the impacts of the cost of living and is committed to maximising its resources and delivering efficiencies across its services whilst still providing quality public services. We look forward to hearing the views and opinions of the public and would encourage everyone to view the plan and provide their feedback.”
Feedback can be submitted by via the survey link- www.derrystrabane.com/haveyoursay
Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments or contact the Council by phone at 028 71 253253 ext 4266.
The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Wednesday 21 June 2023.