The priorities within our Corporate Plan aim to be progressive and forward thinking, but they cannot be met by Conwy County Borough Council alone, particularly in such challenging financial times, and therefore it is vital we work in partnership with communities and other public sector organisations to make the improvements happen. We have to move away from traditional models of public service delivery and think innovatively to meet the changing needs of communities if we are going to keep services sustainable.
Although the Corporate plan covers the 5 year administration, we have a statutory obligation to review the corporate plan annually. This year’s review was delayed owing to the Covid 19 pandemic.
We will strive to continue to deliver on all objectives, however it must be noted that as the worldwide pandemic continues to develop, the authority has a responsibility to support the national response, which may result in a further refocus of priorities or a return to response mode.
Given the time of year of this review, (October 2020) it is sensible to set the objectives for an 17 month period (March 2022) which coincides with the end of the 5 year administration and the corporate plan timeframe. Work in 2021 will commence on developing a new Corporate Plan in readiness for 2022.
We are working in a changing and demanding environment. Our vision is to be progressive in managing change and to use it to create opportunities; to safeguard what we have, and to build on this to accommodate change. This vision is a shared endeavour. We want to strengthen our relationship with citizens so that we can work together to improve the county. In all that we do, from educating children, caring for the vulnerable, recycling waste, regulating businesses, to providing leisure facilities and theatre performances to name but a few, we want to be progressive and creative so that we maximise the opportunities available to the communities within Conwy county.
- The size of the resident population in Conwy County Borough at 30 June 2019 was estimated to be 117,200 people.
- In 2019 1,000 babies were born to residents of Conwy County Borough and 1,550 residents died.
The Constitution is at the heart of the Council’s business. It allocates power and responsibility within the local authority, and between it and others. It also regulates the behaviour of individuals and groups through codes of conduct, protocols and standing orders.
Conwy County Borough Council has agreed a constitution which sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.
The Constitution is divided into 15 articles which set out the basic rules governing the Council’s business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end of the document.