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Our vision and priorities


Since becoming a unitary authority, we have refocused our vision and priorities, together with partners and in consultation with local people and Area Action Partnerships (AAPs).

We have developed a new vision to reflect the views and aspirations of the community and opportunities for improvement. This is focused around being an Altogether Better Durham. This vision comprises of two aims of being an Altogether Better Place which is Altogether Better for people.

This vision helps provide a framework which guides all of our detailed plans and programmes, which will help turn our vision into a reality. This will also be achieved through organising our improvement actions into a structure comprised of five priority themes:

Altogether wealthier

Focusing on creating a vibrant economy and putting regeneration and economic development at the heart of all our plans.

Altogether better for children and young people

Helping children and young people to develop and achieve their aspirations and to maximise their potential in line with the Government's Every Child Matters initiative.

Altogether healthier

Improving health and wellbeing.

Altogether safer

Creating a safer and more cohesive county.

Altogether greener

Ensuring an attractive and 'liveable' local environment, and contributing to tackling global environment challenges.

This vision is shared by our partners and forms the basis of our Sustainable Community Strategy.

Contact us
Corporate Performance
03000 268 015
Our address is:
  • Transformation and Partnerships
  • Planning and Performance
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UF
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