Corporate Strategy

Corporate Strategy

Find out about the Council's Corporate Strategy

We're currently consulting on a new draft Corporate Strategy 2022 to 2027.

Give us your views on the draft Corporate Strategy 2022 to 2027.

The consultation closes on 26 September.

The Corporate Strategy (2018 to 2023) (pdf, 3.4MB) (opens new window) sets out our contribution to the city and is our main strategic document. 

It informs everything the council does and sets out our key priorities for 2018 to 2023. 

Our Business Plan 2021 to 2022 (pdf, 2.1MB) (opens new window)  outlines the most important actions we need to take during this financial year. This also includes actions we're taking to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19) and recover from its impact.

There's also more detail on how we’ll measure our progress against our plans.

Targets for each measure of success in the Business Plan are published on the Performance page, and performance reports will be updated there every three months.

The Corporate Strategy outlines a vision of building a city of hope and aspiration where everyone can share in the city’s success. 

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees says:

“If we work together to make a success of this, more people will enjoy healthier, happier lives with less need for intensive council intervention. Everyone will be included in this city’s success and will have a home where they can achieve their aspirations, regardless of their background or where they grew up.” 

The Corporate Strategy is arranged around four main themes:

Empowering and caring: Working with partners to empower communities and individuals, increase independence, support those who need it and give children the best possible start in life.

Fair and inclusive: Improving economic and social equality, pursuing economic growth which includes everyone and making sure people have access to good quality learning, decent jobs and homes they can afford.

Well-connected: Taking bold and innovative steps to make Bristol a joined up city, linking up people with jobs and with each other.

Wellbeing: Creating healthier and more resilient communities where life expectancy is not determined by wealth or background.

Under each of these themes are four Key Commitments , the highest priority actions we are taking.

The Corporate Strategy also explains the principles which inform everything we do, as well as the activities we are obliged to do by law. 

You can refer to these commitments easily using our Corporate Strategy at-a-glance guide (pdf, 85KB) (opens new window) .

Climate Emergency Action Plan 

Since the Corporate Strategy was published we have further developed out actions to tackle the Climate Emergency.

This will be embedded in future versions of the Corporate Strategy following its scheduled review in mid-to-late 2020.

You can read the Climate Emergency Action Plan on our Council action on climate change page.

Supporting information

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