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Visions and values

Our People

We appreciate that people are key to achieving our objectives. We have around 540 employees based mainly out of our various sites in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale, and we know that they are our most important asset. This is why we place great emphasis on recruiting, training and developing our employees.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be “a Council which is ambitious for West Lancashire”.

Our Values

  • Enterprising - being innovative and creative, delivering lasting improvements
  • Inclusive - working in partnership to benefit West Lancashire, and being open and involving in the way decisions are made
  • Equality - promoting equality and reducing inequality
  • One Council - adopting a coordinated approach
  • Caring - valuing and developing employees

Our Priorities

  • Ambitious for our Economy

Retaining and growing jobs, increasing skill levels and encouraging business and wealth. This involves working with businesses and partners to provide land, premises, and finance for businesses, to match training opportunities to "skills needs", and improve transport.

  • Ambitious for our Environment

Enhancing the built and physical environment, and its cleanliness. This involves working with communities and partners to protect and improve our environment, keep our streets clean and tidy and combat crime and the fear of crime.

  • Ambitious for Health and Wellbeing

Improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. This involves working with the West Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Partnership and with partners to provide opportunities including for leisure and culture which contribute to healthier communities. We will work to deliver housing that meets the needs of local people including affordable housing, and aim to be a top performing landlord.

Delivering our Priorities

West Lancashire Borough Council is ambitious for our businesses, our places and our people. We are committed to important projects that will benefit the borough and everyone who lives and works here. For information about the key projects that will deliver our priorities please view The Council Plan.