Aims and Objectives
Manchester City Council aims to continue to develop Manchester as a City of national and international significance where people choose to live and which companies want to invest in; a city where all citizens benefit from regeneration and have equal access to the wealth, employment and other opportunities which this brings. We will promote Manchester as an attractive and exciting multicultural city to encourage people to live and settle here, to invest here and to visit.
The Council aims to improve the health, education, security and quality of life of its citizens by working with them to promote and support sustainable communities which are safe, friendly and clean.
We will ensure that residents receive high quality services which meet their needs and we will set up and work in partnerships with other organisations across all sectors to promote initiatives that are in the city's interests and provide equality of opportunity.
The City Council is the only democratically elected and accountable body in the city and we take this role very seriously. We will improve the quality of, and access to, information about our services. We will also consult widely and actively involve local people in decisions so that their views and interests are fully represented in the planning and future development of the city.
To create more jobs for local people by increasing economic activity and investment, promoting technological growth and maximising the use of our major assets including our vibrant city centre.
To increase the numbers of people living in the city and to reduce the turnover of people leaving the city by creating successful communities.
To reduce crime and disorder and anti-social behaviour and help people to feel safer.
To prevent ill-health and improve local people's health and well being.
To provide services that are relevant, efficient, effective and best value for money.
To improve the educational results of the city's children at all levels, to increase the number of young people going into further and higher education, to support people into work through training and provide opportunities for lifelong learning.
To develop and sustain a healthy, safe and attractive local environment which contributes to the city's and its people's economic and social well-being.
To develop an integrated transport system which supports the city's economy, respects the environment and is safe and accessible to all.
To ensure that people have opportunities to participate in arts, sport and cultural activities that contribute to their quality of life.