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Corporate & Improvement Plans

The Council is committed to its mission of delivering “Improved social, economic and environmental outcomes for everyone” and set out its priorities in the Corporate Plan 2023/24 and Performance Improvement Plan 2023/24 document which was agreed by Council on 27 September 2023.

Our Corporate Plan and Performance Improvement Plan (2023/24) is set out in four key sections.

Section 1: Sets out the context for our plans for 2023/24 and provides details of how we have engaged citizens and stakeholders in our planning processes, how our plans fit together and what we have achieved in 2022/23.

Section 2: Relates to the Corporate Plan for Derry City and Strabane District Council for the year 2023/24. The Corporate Plan explains our priorities for the forthcoming year and what the Council will do to help achieve these and how the Council will spend its budget in support of these priorities.

Section 3: Relates specifically to our improvement objectives for 2023/24.

Section 4:  Provides details of your local Councillors and contact details.

A copy of the Corporate Plan and Performance Improvement Plan (2023/24) is available by clicking on the following link:

Corporate Plan and Improvement Plan 2023/24

A summary version is currently being prepared and will be available in the Autumn.

Part 12 of the Local Government Act (NI) 2014 puts in place a framework to support continuous improvement in the delivery of council services, and the Council has an obligation to produce a Performance Improvement Plan.

Improvement Objectives 2023/24 

1. 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

Sub Objectives

  • To deliver efficiencies and service reconfiguration that maximise the utilisation of council resources whilst delivering on our responsibilities to our stakeholders
  • To minimise the impacts on our ratepayers of the financial pressures facing Council      
  • To deliver an ambitious capital plan that incorporates a further £90m of community projects and over £250m of City Deal/ Inclusive Future Fund projects

2. To assist a return to healthy lifestyles through regrowing participation in high quality leisure, sports and physical activity
Sub Objectives

  • To consolidate and increase overall user numbers of Council leisure centres to achieve pre Covid levels of 1.1 million paid user visits
  • To implement retention and growth strategies to achieve a gym membership baseline of 6,000 paid members (includes direct debits, advanced payments, corporate and staff membership schemes)
  • To target underrepresented groups through inclusive leisure, sport and physical activity participation which lead to lead more active lifestyles
  • Achieve Sport & Physical Activity targets of 5,000 participants per year for targeted programmes including
    • 500 ‘Disability’ participants
    • 2,500 ‘Female’ participants
    • 2,000 ‘Area of High Social Need’ participants
  • Maintain current levels of satisfaction/net promoter score
  • To target participation by those living in deprived areas (target above of 2,000 participants from areas of high social need)

3. To create a greener, cleaner more attractive district

  • To protect and promote our natural and built assets
  • To protect and enhance our environment

4: To deliver improved customer satisfaction by improving customer support services and processes.

Your Views

Your feedback is very important in helping the Council to continuously improve. 
Please give us your comments on our services, plans and suggestions for improvement by emailing [email protected] 

Alternatively, you may telephone 02871 253 253 Ext 4266 or 6704

Corporate & Improvement Plans - Older Versions 


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