Our new organisation is one of 11 larger councils to be established in Northern Ireland as part of Local Government Reform. I along with 41 councillors and 1,195 employees are working towards the common goal of creating and shaping a new organisation that is a community-focused, citizen-centred and performance-orientated.
Our council is the second largest council in Northern Ireland in terms of population size and the fourth largest in terms of geographical size. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to champion a new organisation that builds on the strengths of past achievements.
Our priority is to make sure that we continue to deliver a wide range of services to the high standard that local ratepayers, residents and service users have become accustomed to.
I am confident that we will achieve this because I am surrounded by a pool of talented people who are willing to embrace the change – daunting though it may be – and rise to the challenge. Take a look at the ‘Council Area’ page if you haven’t already done so, as it contains a map and some very interesting facts and figures about the new council area.
We are starting with a blank sheet. This provides us with the opportunity to create a new council that fulfils the potential of its people and offers a better quality of life for current and future generations. The onus is on us to deliver. And that’s what we intend to do!
We’ll do our best to keep you informed of our progress. So remember to review this website regularly. In case you have a specific query, ‘Contact Us’.