Shaping our Future for Causeway Coast and Glens
Community planning is one of the new responsibilities of local government and it requires Council ‘… to initiate, maintain, facilitate and participate in community planning for its district.’
The purpose of community planning is to develop a long term vision and plan for the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough area and all its citizens based on thorough analysis of needs, priorities and opportunities to address them. The process will aim to achieve an overall, integrated view of the social, economic and environmental needs of our area. The Community Plan as a strategic planning tool will be the key over-arching framework for partnerships and initiatives in our Council area and at local and neighbourhood levels. It is not seen as an additional or parallel process to structures already in place.
Developing and implementing the Community Plan is a major undertaking and will involve partnership working at many different levels in the area. The aim will be to try and integrate wide ranging streams of public life, weaving these together and producing a statement outlining the future direction for the new Council area and how it will be achieved. As lead partner, Council is currently establishing a process to work alongside statutory agencies and others to develop and implement a shared vision for promoting the well-being of our area and to improve quality of life for our citizens.
The “Community Partners Order 2016” was recently debated and agreed in the NI Assembly. The statutory partners of Council designated by this legislation and forming the initial participants in the Causeway Coast and Glens Community Planning Strategic Partnership alongside 10 Elected Members of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are as follows:-
Police Service for NI, Tourism NI , Education Authority for NI, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Health and Social Care Board, Housing Executive NI, Public Health Agency, NI Fire and Rescue Service, Invest NI, Sport NI, Libraries NI and the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS).
This is an exciting time for all of us, with the opportunity for mapping together a range of services from all sectors within the community to enhance better outcomes for all our citizens.
You too have the opportunity to feed into this process - Please follow links on menu to 'Communication' & 'Getting Involved'
If you would like further information, please contact us
028 2766 0202