About your council

Our purpose is to provide strong civic leadership for the wellbeing and aspiration of Brighton & Hove.

We will be successful if we are judged to deliver:

  • A good life - Ensuring a city for all ages, inclusive of everyone and protecting the most vulnerable
  • A well run city - Keeping the city, safe, clean, moving and connected
  • A vibrant economy - Promoting a world class economy with a local workforce to match
  • A modern council - Providing open civic leadership and effective public services

​​Our Corporate Plan

The Brighton & Hove City Council corporate plan 2015-2019 (PDF 2.4MB) sets out the overall direction for the council, describing our purpose and values as the local authority for the city.

Our vision, principles and priorities are included in the corporate plan and shared with Brighton & Hove Connected, the city's overarching public, community and private sector partnership.

Our executive leadership team is responsible for planning and delivering the running of our services.

Plans for our services

Each of our directorate plans describes in more detail how services are working to deliver our corporate plan. These directorate plans reflect the changes in our management structure.

The plans were developed alongside the corporate plan and council budget for 2017/18 and are guided by the performance management framework (PDF 355KB) which sets out how the council manages its performance.

The customer insight report gives information about how people have contacted the council, and how we have responded to them.

Corporate peer assessment

In April 2017, we invited a team of highly experienced council staff and councillors from other parts of the country to cast an expert eye over how we do things in Brighton & Hove.

Led by the Local Government Association (LGA) and called a ‘Corporate Peer Challenge’ the reviews are designed to help councils reflect on their working practices, relationships, ambitions and aspirations.

The review team were provided with information about the city in advance of their visit and as part of the review process they heard first-hand the views of councillors, staff and external stakeholders.

Their report gives an honest insight into the current challenges that we face, and some suggestions on how we can address them. It also shows us our areas of progress and excellence, not least our regional leadership qualities and the focus on growing the local economy.

We have responded to the findings and has produced an action plan.

Download the LGA peer challenge report (PDF 410KB)

Download our action plan (PDF 87KB)

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