Issue - meetings

Council Plan 2023-2028

Meeting: 24/01/2023 - The Executive (Item 7)

7 Engagement & Consultation Report: Draft Council Plan (2023-2028) pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To submit a report by the Head of Profession - HR and Transformation.

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To help shape and develop the Council’s strategic priorities for 2023-2028


The report of the Head of Profession (Human Resources) and Transformation which sought the Executive’s approval on the Draft Council Plan – 2023 – 2028 was presented.


The Portfolio Member for Finance, Council Business and Customer Experience presented the report and said that the report is the culmination of an engagement and consultation exercise with staff, residents, partners and stakeholders which has been on-going since the start of the 2022 calendar year when the Council carried out its initial engagement exercise.  The Council consulted on its strategic priorities which consulted upon for a period of 8 weeks.  These strategic priorities were included within Appendix A of the report.  In excess of 2,500 responses were received on all types of activity throughout the year.  The Engagement and Consultation Report which outlines the findings was included within Appendix B to the report.   He noted that 8 out of 10 of the respondent agreed with the strategic priorities of the Council.


The Performance, Business Planning and Programme Manager reported that it is a statutory requirements under the Local Government and Elections Act 2021 and the Well-being and Future Generations Act that local authorities are required to promote the contribution of residents within the consultation exercise.


Councillor Robert Ll Jones, Chair of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee provided feedback from the Committee’s 19 January, 2023 meeting where the report of the Head of Profession (Human Resources) and Transformation was received by the Committee. Having considered the information presented at the meeting it was resolved to recommend to the Executive that the recommendations contained within the report be approved.



·           That the engagement and consultation process has been undertaken as comprehensively as possible during 2022;

·           That the Officers, in collaboration with the Executive, to further develop the draft Council Plan following the consultation process ready for its adoption during the Spring of 2023.