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Council Improvement Objectives out for consultation

08 February 2019

Mid Ulster District Council is currently consulting on its draft 2019 – 2020 Performance Improvement Objectives and would like to hear your views on its proposed objectives. 

Chair of the Council’s Policy and Resource Committee, Councillor Derek McKinney says, “The Local Government Act (NI) 2014 and Department of the Environment guidance requires us as a Council to make sure we have set out ways to continuously improve the delivery of all our services.

“We want to deliver the best possible services to everyone who uses them. The Council has developed four Improvement Objectives for 2019 – 2020, which have our citizen’s needs at the heart of delivery and which focus on improving outcomes for our residents. Three of the objectives are progressed from the previous Improvement Plan and continue work on the contribution of tourism to the local economy, accessibility of services, and contributing to the health and well-being of our citizens. The new objective for the next financial year focuses on improving the processing time of Local Planning Applications.

“We would like to know what the public think about the improvement objectives that we have selected and I encourage people to make a response before the closing date of 15th March.”

The proposed draft improvement objectives are:

•           To assist in the growth of the local economy by increasing the number of visitors to our district.

•           To improve the average processing time of Local Planning Applications

•           To improve the accessibility of our services by increasing the number available online.

•           To support people to adopt healthier lifestyles by increasing usage of council recreational facilities.

If you would like further information on each of the objectives or would like to respond to the consultation, you can complete a short form online at www.midulstercouncil.org/Improvement-Objectives, or download a copy from the same location and return to a local Council office or by post to: Performance and Quality Officer, Mid Ulster District Council, Circular Road, Dungannon BT71 6DT.

You can also email your feedback to info@midulstercouncil.org using the subject heading: ‘Response to Council Performance Objective Consultation’. All responses must be received by 12 noon on Friday 15th March.

Once the Council has considered the feedback received, it will draw up and publish a Corporate Improvement Plan, setting out the Improvement Objectives which will be monitored across the year. It has committed to publishing a final report on its improvement performance by October 2020.

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