Council Programme and Corporate Plan approved
The Council’s Programme “Local Voices: Highland Choices” was approved at today’s Council meeting, along with a Corporate Plan which provides the measures and actions required to deliver and monitor the Programme.
The Corporate Plan also underpins the priorities set out in the Council’s budget strategy and change programme “A Sustainable Highland” which was approved by Council in February 2019.
The Corporate Plan provides a performance framework to ensure the Council has continuous and comprehensive performance monitoring to deliver the outcomes for a high performing, ambitious, sustainable and connected Council.
An annual performance report will be produced from September 2020.
Alasdair Christie Depute Leader of the Council said: “The Council’s Programme presents an opportunity to be aspirational and ambitious, we will work in an inclusive way with our communities ensuring that we improve outcomes for folks and in so doing improve lives.
“This Plan provides the essential foundations for ensuring that we drive forward shared and agreed priorities to deliver a more efficient better connected Council. Clear targets, robust scrutiny and regular monitoring will help to keep us on track as we go forward.”
Chief Executive Donna Manson said: “I am ambitious that we will be a high performing council, with a performance culture which sets ambitious targets and regularly monitors our progress to deliver the right results. We have some excellent examples of high performing teams and initiatives in Highland. We need to build on success and challenge where things can be improved and our services made more affordable and efficient. This will enable us to be more sustainable into the future.
“It is vital as we move forward that we work together with partners, that staff are empowered and the public see a change in approach which evidences continued listening to communities, taking cognisance of their positive ideas about how we can deliver a better service.”