Blaby District Plan

Blaby District is made up of thriving and vibrant communities where people are happy to live, work and visit.

For any organisation to be effective, whether, in the public or private sector, it must have focus and direction. It needs to be clear on its purpose, concentrate on what matters, and plan to achieve these.

The Blaby District Plan 2021-24 sets out our priorities and how we will deliver these, with our partners, to our community. It is the result of listening to customers, staff and stakeholders, and collecting and analysing information about the district.

We believe that our purpose is to do our bit to improve the well being and quality of life of local people. We are ambitious for our area and want to deliver the very best outcomes. However, we have to set this against a background of ongoing challenges in funding and resources. We could just focus on what we are required to do legally but our residents tell us that there are many other issues important to them. We will work and support the district in being a great place to live, work and visit.

The Blaby District Plan is not just a list of things that we want to achieve for the district. It also sets out how we will deliver our priorities, with the available resources and how we will support staff to deliver in ever-changing times. We will be working alongside partners to deliver clear outcomes and make a real difference for everyone.

Our priorities for the district

  • Live - Strong, healthy, safe, sustainable communities where the most vulnerable are supported
  • Work - A thriving, prosperous, innovative local economy with a skilled and healthy workforce contributing to the local community
  • Visit - A strong leisure and tourism sector and well maintained and accessible attractions available in the local area encourage visitors to the district

Peer Review

In March 2022, the Local Government Association (LGA) conducted a peer review of the Council. The review was welcomed and provides an opportunity to look at the things we do well, but also the things we can do to make the Council even better. Overall results of the peer review were positive, and a few highlights are captured below:

  • We are a well-run local authority
  • We are in a sound financial position, with strong leadership and committed staff
  • There is a real ownership from officers and members for everyone to do their best for Blaby
  • We have delivered well through Covid, responding to the Huncote site emergency, and responding to our residents’ and customers’ needs
  • We are highly respected by our partners and residents
  • We are self-aware and open to challenge

The full report is available to download by using the link below.

An action plan has been developed in response to the recommendations set out in the report and this is also available to download below.

Annual Corporate Action Plan

Each year the Council agrees a list of specific actions and priorities for the year ahead.  These actions link closely to the overarching strategic objectives outlined in the Blaby District Plan (21-24). They provide further focus for the Council's staff, in addition to the core 'business as usual' work carried out by each team.  This year's Annual Corporate Action Plan is available to download below.

Last updated 17 May 2023
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