Our Council Plan for 2015 to 2019 is based on our statutory responsibilities and the priorities of our administration.
The plan is built around three key priorities:
- a prosperous city for all - where local businesses can thrive and residents have good quality jobs, housing and opportunities
- a focus on frontline services - to ensure all residents, particularly the least advantaged, can access reliable services and community facilities
- a council that listens to residents - to ensure it delivers the services they want and works in partnership with local communities.
The plan was formally approved by Full Council on Thursday 8 October 2015 following consultation with residents, businesses and staff.
During the consultation we asked residents and businesses for their views through a range of channels including an online survey and face-to-face drop in sessions as well as feedback submitted by post, email and at drop-off points in libraries and West Offices.
In total we received 344 responses online and 184 from drop-in sessions and additional feedback.
Progress against Council Plan priorities
We closely monitor how we are doing against each of our Council Plan priorities. We produce annual and quarterly reports containing details of our performance, progress and achievements for that period of time.
The priorities reflected in our Council Plan and agreed budget will also be embedded in our approach to Service Planning. Directorate service plans for 2017 to 2018, produced at the start of the financial year as per the councils performance management framework are available via our Open Data Platform.
Key Council Strategies
City of York Council’s decision making and work plans are underpinned by a set of policies, strategies and plans. The following table presents the council’s high-level strategies and documents, approved by the council or through partnership arrangements, which guide our work and that of our partnership working.
The list does not include every strategy, plan or policy, focusing on those which are statutory, cross-cutting or relating to more than one service area. More service-specific policies can be found on this website by searching for a specific keyword.
|Strategy name||Date published||Committee approved||Responsible officer|
|The Council Plan 2015 to 2019||08/10/2015||Full Council on 08/10/2015||Chief Executive|
|Health and Wellbeing Strategy||08/03/2017||Health and Wellbeing Board on 08/03/2017||Director of Public Health|
|York Economic Strategy||19/05/2016||Executive on 19/05/2016||Corporate Director Economy and Place|
|Financial Strategy 2017/18 to 2021/22||23/02/2017||Full Council on 23/02/2017||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|City of York Council Financial Inclusion Policy and Action Plan||06/11/2012||Executive on 06/11/2012||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|Children and Young People's Plan 2016 to 2020||03/11/2015||YorOK Board on 09/11/2015||Corporate Director Children, Education and Communities|
|City of York Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report||18/09/2017||Independent Chair of the City of York Safeguarding Children Board||Independent Chair of the City of York Safeguarding Children Board|
|City of York Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report||Independent Chair of the City of York Safeguarding Adults Board||Independent Chair of the City of York Safeguarding Adults Board|
|Children and Young People in Care Strategy 2016 to 2020||18/04/2017||Corporate Parenting Board on 18/04/2016||Corporate Director Children, Education and Communities|
|York Equality Strategy: 2016 to 2020 - A Fairer York||01/07/2017||Fairness and Equalities Board on July 2017||Assistant Director Communities and Equalities|
|Local Code of Corporate Governance||15/12/2016||Full Council on 15/12/2016||Assistant Director Legal and Governance|
|Risk Management Policy and Strategy||02/04/2009||Audit and Governance Committee on 31/03/2009||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|Local Transport Plan 2011 to 2031||07/04/2011||Full Council||Corporate Director Economy and Place|
|Asset Management Strategy 2017 to 2022||28/09/2017||Executive||Assistant Director Regeneration and Asset Management|
|York Skills Plan||01/08/2017||Decision Session - Economic Development and Community Engagement (Deputy Leader)||Corporate Director Children, Education and Communities|
|Performance Framework||14/07/2016||Executive on 14/07/2016||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|Corporate Procurement Strategy||17/07/2017||Decision Session - Executive Leader (incorporating Finance and Performance) on 17/07/2017||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|People Plan||14/07/2017||Executive on 14/07/2017||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|Community Safety Strategy||28/09/2017||Executive on 28/09/2017||Corporate Director Health, Housing and Adult Social Care|
|Local Plan||Full Council||Corporate Director Economy and Place|
Previous Council Plan
The Council Plan 2011 to 2015 set out our priorities and described a high-level action plan for each of our five priorities at that time:
- Create jobs and grow the economy
- Get York moving
- Build strong communities
- Protect vulnerable people
- Protect the environment