Decision details

Update on Corporate Strategy Progress and Issues

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report on the Council’s response to COVID-19 and how it will reshape its Corporate Strategy and current performance.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


2.1  Note the impacts of the Council’s Covid-19 response and recovery on the delivery of its Corporate Strategy, including opportunities to bring forward delivery where appropriate


2.2  Adopt the key actions this year set out in Appendix 1 of the report, designed to deliver key Corporate Strategy commitments


2.3  Note the case studies attached in Appendix 2 of the report, which set out how delivery of the Strategy has been “kickstarted” during this period and will be built upon

Reasons for the decision:

The Council has a wide range of powers which allow it to deliver the strategy adopted in February. It should be noted however that the government have introduced an extensive range of new legislation, regulations and guidance during this period, which may influence how certain aspects of our programme are delivered. The Council Strategy was subject to a full Equalities Impact Assessment and it is important that equalities are actively pursued as we implement the strategy.

Alternative options considered:

The option of completely redrafting the approach and priorities set out in the Corporate Strategy was considered. However, as set out in the report, it was considered that while there were clearly impacts on the timing of delivery, the overall themes and approach set out in the strategy remained highly relevant.

Report author: David Trethewey

Publication date: 22/07/2020

Date of decision: 22/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 22/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/07/2020

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