Consultation on Performance Improvement Objectives 2021/22

Closed 16 Aug 2021

Opened 14 May 2021


Derry City and Strabane District Council is committed to its mission of delivering “Improved social, economic and environmental outcomes for everyone” and in this context would welcome your views on the priorities we have identified for the forthcoming year. These priorities are set out within our draft Performance Improvement Plan 2021/22

Why your views matter

The Improvement Objectives Derry City and Strabane District Council have identified for 2021/22 are

Improvement Objectives 2021/22 (draft - see link to full plan below)

1. To increase employment opportunities and economic growth through a range of measures including creating new business start-ups, supporting existing business and delivering visitor growth as a destination of choice.

Sub Objectives

  • To continue to develop and deliver a range of initiatives to mitigate the impacts of Covid19 and support economic growth
  • To promote jobs through the NIBSUP and the Business Boost Programme
  • Create jobs through the Rural Business Investment Scheme
  • To deliver high quality festival and events growing our visitor numbers
  • Actively engage in the promotion and delivery of skills academies

2.  To assist a return to healthy lifestyles through regrowing participation in high quality leisure, sports and physical activity

Sub Objectives

  • To re-engage and achieve user numbers of the Council’s leisure facilities  with a target of at least 50% of baseline user numbers and through retention and growth strategies achieve 60% of gym membership capacity
  • To target under represented groups through inclusive leisure, sport and physical activity participation to lead more active lives;
  • Maintain current high levels of customer satisfaction/net promoter score 
  • To target participation by those living in deprived areas

3. To create a greener, cleaner more attractive district.


  • To protect and promote our natural and built assets
  • To protect and enhance our environment

4. To deliver improved customer satisfaction by improving customer support services and processes

5. To develop and implement a dynamic recovery plan that provides a proactive response to the challenges presented by Covid19 and which supports and enhances social, economic and environmental well- being in the Council area.

and we are particularly keen to know if:

  • You agree that the draft performance improvement objectives are appropriate
  • What alternative improvement objectives would you like to see considered this year or in the future.