A draft of Flintshire County Council’s Council Plan will be considered at a
Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Thursday, 13 July.
The Plan for 2017-23 has been reviewed and refreshed to reflect the key
priorities of the Council for the 5 year term of the new administration.
Following continued levels of austerity, the name of the Plan has been changed
from Improvement Plan to “Council Plan” and will focus on maintaining priority
public services alongside showing ambition in areas of future development.
The super-structure of the plan remains the same as previous plans and
comprising six impact focussed priorities and relevant sub priorities, rather
than eight. The six priorities take a long term view of projects and ambitions
over the next five years. They are:
· Supportive Council
· Ambitious Council
· Learning Council
· Green Council
· Connected Council
· Serving Council
This final draft of the Council Plan is the result of considerations by
Overview and Scrutiny Committees within their respective terms of reference.
The final Council Plan will be available on the website before the end of
September once it has been endorsed by County Council.
Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of Flintshire County Council said:
This Plan sets out our key priorities to support and enhance residents’ lives.
Some of our priorities in 2017-18 include expanding the provision of affordable
homes for residents in need; protecting people from poverty, with a specific
emphasis on fuel and food poverty; enabling people to live independently and
well at home, whilst avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital; working with
partners to sustain economic growth and increase employment opportunities;
developing the county transport infrastructure to include an integrated Metro
“In addition to these priorities, we aim to continue the work of supporting
children and young people to achieve their potential; enhancing the natural
environment and promoting access to open and green spaces. Despite continued
financial austerity, we will remain committed and ambitious as a Council to
continue to deliver for our local communities.
Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Assets, Councillor Billy Mullin,
“The plan has been refreshed and updated to reflect the key priorities of the
Council for next five years. The Council is making progress in areas
highlighted as priorities. The Plan also includes national and local issues
which could impact our priorities and why. The important thing is Flintshire
is continuing to reach and surpass its targets and is setting new priorities to
develop the performance to sustain the solid performance of the Council every