Our general sense of wellbeing and quality of life often depends on having caring and supportive networks. Good relationships between people in the neighbourhood build a sense of belonging in the community, and promotes social cohesion.
The Council approved a new 2020 strategic framework on 19 December 2019 and this is currently part of the consultation document on the annual plan.
Information on our revised Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities is currently being developed.
We support a strong sense of community by providing facilities including libraries, recreation centres, and community centres across the city that can be used by the community. Community Boards have strong links to local communities and support community led initiatives. The council also provides and sponsors community events and festivals which allow opportunities for local communities to come together.
Contact your local Community Board(external link) if you would like to discuss an initiative which you think would build a greater sense of community in your neighbourhood.