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Council priorities

In light of coronavirus (COVID-19), the council priorities are being reviewed and these pages will be updated when new priorities are agreed.

As a result of our evidence based approach, supported by the extensive community engagement, we believe that the priorities set out here provide Aberdeenshire Council with the best chance of meeting our ambitions over the next five years.

Through the delivery of our priorities and resulting Service Plans, we will ensure that Aberdeenshire continues to be seen, both within and out-with our area, as a welcoming place which enables everyone in our communities to build and live fulfilled lives.

Focus for 2017 - 2022

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Support a strong, sustainable, diverse and successful economy




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Have the best possible transport and digital links across our communities




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Provide the best life chances for all our children and young people by raising levels of attainment and achievement




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Work with parents and carers to support children through every stage of their development




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Encourage active lifestyles and promote well-being with a focus on obesity and mental health




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Have the right mix of housing across all of Aberdeenshire




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Support the delivery of the Health and Social Care strategic plan




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Work to reduce poverty and inequalities within our communities




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Deliver responsible, long-term financial planning




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Have the right people, in the right place, doing the right thing, at the right time




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Protect our special environment, including tackling climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions



The development of plans, actions, performance indicators and measures of success, to deliver the priorities will continue to be progressed between November 2017 and February 2018. This final phase of development will focus on clear plans to deliver on the priorities and the governance, performance, and scrutiny arrangements for the council plan.