Council launches its Vision for Growth and Connecting
July 3, 2018
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council launched its Corporate Plan - ‘Our plan for Growth and Connecting’ in the prestigious setting of Hillsborough Castle this morning (3 July) to an invited audience of elected representatives, local businesses and partner organisations.
The Mayor, Councillor Uel Mackin, welcomed everyone and said: “I am pleased to be here in the stunning Throne Room in Hillsborough Castle for the launch of the Council’s Corporate Plan 2018-2022 and beyond. The setting for this morning’s event is significant for a number of reasons and I can’t think of a better place to launch our plan. The redevelopment work of the Castle and investment by the Council in the village will have a major positive impact and once it is fully re-opened we will have a tourist attraction like no other on the Island of Ireland. The Council is working hard to ensure that local businesses prepare for this boost to our economy.”
Chairman of the Council’s Corporate Services Committee, Councillor Nathan Anderson, commented: “Looking at the theme of our Corporate Plan ‘Growth and Connecting’ this truly reflects the overall vision of the Council. We are a strong entrepreneurial Council in every aspect and it is the ambition and the drive of our organisation that keeps us ahead of the game. We have set demanding targets over the next four years focusing on clear themes and we will achieve these. This plan is a roadmap of where we want to be and how we are going to get there. We must seize the opportunities presented to us and better ourselves and our community in any way we can. We must also do this with our core values respect, honesty, excellence, accountability, leadership, and equality at the forefront.”
Chief Executive of the Council, Dr Theresa Donaldson, commented: “This plan provides a focus for staff, elected members and partners making connections across a wide range of services to deliver better lives for all. It also connects all the other plans; the Community Plan, the Local Development Plan and the Performance Improvement Plan; all of which contribute to the delivery of the vision we have for our area. I believe the plan that we have is one that will lead to further success creating new opportunities for individuals, families and communities. The Corporate Plan was recently launched at a joint Historic Royal Palaces and Council event at the Tower of London in April and I am now proud to bring it to you, the residents, businesses and partner organisations of Lisburn and Castlereagh.”
Representatives from SERC, Coca-Cola and Council officers also spoke about the Corporate Plan and what this means to their organisation or to them personally.
The Council’s Corporate Plan outlines targets under five clear themes; Leading Well, Our Economy, Health and Wellbeing, Where we live and Our Community.