Every year, councils in Northern Ireland must publish an improvement plan that sets out a number of improvement actions for the year ahead. This is a legal obligation referred to as our “Duty to Improve”.
The Improvement plan does not include everything that we plan to do in a given year, but instead focuses on a smaller set of key improvement priorities. Therefore, it is important that we get these right. This is your chance to influence our proposed improvement priorities - are we focusing on the right things, is anything missing or do you have ideas about what you would like to see happen?
Last year’s plan was postponed so councils could refocus efforts and reconfigure services to support the pandemic response. This year, to ensure our focus remains on helping the city deal with and recover from the pandemic, we have based the improvement objectives on the Belfast recovery plan published in September 2020. Our recovery plan has six main pillars, which now form the basis of our improvement plan.
Draft Improvement Objectives 2021-22
We take into consideration a number of issues when we are developing our improvement plan. Normally we align the plan to the Belfast Agenda, but this year we have built our improvement priorities around our Belfast Recovery plan and resident feedback in relation to the pandemic and recovery,
Our proposed improvement objectives for 2021-22 are:
|We will support our city to recover by helping to restore the social and cultural vibrancy of our city spaces and places in a safe and sustainable way|
|We will take steps to ensure our services adapt and improve in the short and longer term|
|We will work to support our communities, helping them to become stronger, healthier and more resilient|
|We will work in collaboration with others to protect and create jobs and help support people into employment|
|We will take action to protect the environment and improve the sustainability of Belfast |
|Our digital innovation|
|We will improve digital inclusion and enhance our digital infrastructure to support our economy, jobs, sustainability and wellbeing|
Please tell us what you think of our proposed improvement objectives and the indicative improvement actions by answering the questions on the following pages. We will use your feedback to finalise our Improvement Plan 2021 - 22. This survey closes on 21 May 2021.
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