The council is committed to promoting stronger communities. It wants to ensure that local communities have a say in what matters to them, and that the resources it invests in communities are focussed on evidence of greatest need, and co-ordinated with partner organisations to help meet those needs in a more effective way.
To do this the council has agreed a Community Investment Framework which acts as a checklist to guide the development of proposals to maximise the impact of investing time and resources.
Our vision is for attractive vitalised neighbourhoods with community infrastructure that meets local need, and places and communities where people want to live, can thrive, and feel they belong.
New and existing communities will connect well, with good access to facilities, services and activities.
Communities will be enabled to become healthy and resilient, taking on more ownership, and people will influence the changes affecting their areas.