Council key priorities

Following the local elections in May 2012, Stirling’s new political leadership set out its key priorities for the next three years – ‘Serving Stirling’.

These priorities are listed below.  Progress in these areas will be reported in the Council’s Quarterly and Annual Reports.

  1. Building a Community Planning partnership that is democratically led with an engaged community and works towards positive outcomes for Stirling.  
  2. Increased focus on early intervention to help families in need.
  3. Regenerate our most in need communities to deliver a full range of positive social, environmental and economic outcomes.
  4. Improve the outcomes for the lowest performing 20 per cent of children in nurseries and schools.
  5. Provide additional nursery and out of school care places throughout the Stirling area to support working families.
  6. Being a good corporate parent.
  7. Improving care for our vulnerable people at home.
  8. Promote opportunities and support access to physical activity and sport for all.
  9. Ensure enforcement action is taken across all areas of Council activity and make full use of Council policy to combat anti-social behaviour.
  10. Develop advice services that are fit to support people through the current round of welfare changes by establishing an integrated service with voluntary sector leadership.
  11. Examining and delivering on more opportunities for improved models of service delivery.
  12. Adopt a pragmatic approach to sustainability that protects and enhances the local environment.
  13. Make resurfacing roads, paths and pavements the service priority across the whole Stirling area.
  14. Build more socially rented housing.
  15. Deliver and improve upon access to and speed of internet access across the Stirling area.
  16. Streamline business support under the leadership of the business community.
  17. Pursue a diverse high wage economy that delivers local jobs for people across Stirling and a procurement policy that supports this.
  18. Our financial strategy will reflect the current economic challenges by saving £24M whilst ensuring the delivery of quality services.

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