Council Strategy and Business Plan

Cornwall Council faces further change, with current austerity measures likely to continue until at least the end of the decade. By the end of 2019 we will have to save £196m; nearly one-third of the Council’s net budget. During the same period Cornwall will receive nearly €530m of European funding to create economic growth. This gives us a dual challenge: to invest money effectively for the long-term benefit of Cornwall, and to save money to ensure that we have sustainable public services.

Following an extensive period of engagement, in 2014 the Council approved our long term vision for Cornwall in our Council Strategy, which sets out how the Council and Cornwall will change as a result of the reduced level of Government funding alongside the opportunities created by the European funding and potential integration of public sector services.

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The Council's Strategy sets out clear aims for 2015 – 2020 around eight key themes in order to create a more sustainable Cornwall.

The Council's Business Plan 2017 - 2018, which is reviewed annually, sets out the key management actions that will be undertaken to achieve the outcomes and aims of the Strategy.

We have produced a summary of the Business Plan Our aims for 2017 which gives residents a much clearer and concise sense of what we are endeavouring to achieve over the course of the year to deliver the Council Strategy and improve the areas that are most important to residents.

These documents are for reference purposes and hopefully provide some insight and information as to what the Council produced in previous years: