The Strategic Plan sets out the County Council’s priorities, promises and values for 2014-18 to the people of Nottinghamshire.
Our Vision for Nottinghamshire
To be a better place to live, work and visit.
Our Priorities These priorities represent what we plan to do, with each service we provide making a contribution to achieving our planned outcomes and through the work we will do in partnership with others.
Our plans will be built on three clear values which we will use to guide our decision making through the years ahead. In working to deliver our plan we will need to be innovative and creative. We will enable our staff, utilising their skills and experience, to find innovative and creative approaches and new ways of working.
Treating people fairly
We will create a culture which treats people fairly and where resources are targeted to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
We will make sure that we focus on improving the lives of those least able to help themselves – the most vulnerable children, young people and adults in our communities.
We also want to make sure that those who need the most support get it so that everyone gets the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
We will deliver high standards of customer care and respond to what we hear from our customers.
Value for Money
The amount of money we have to spend will reduce considerably. In order to protect front-line services as much as we can, we will need to make sure that every penny is spent wisely and effectively.
Above all though, we have to live within our means. Many of our choices will be forced upon us due to the worsening financial position that we are being placed in.
There is a cost to running any Council but we will continue to make sure that all spend is cost-effective.
The County Council acts as a community leader for Nottinghamshire and we will work with our partners and residents to ensure we prioritise our resources to get the best for our communities. We will make choices only once we have listened to what communities want and need.
One of the ways that we can also be more efficient is to work more closely with our partners across the public, business and voluntary sector. By joining forces with others we can make sure that we deliver improved outcomes.