The Council's Change Programme and Delivery Plan


  1. 'Our Council' Change Programme 
  2. 12 Month Delivery Plan (April 2022 to April 2023)
  3. Local Government Association Corporate Peer Challenge - Progress Review
  4. Our Ambitions

'Our Council' Change Programme

The 'Our Council' Change Programme sets out a range of actions which will strengthen how the Council operates and delivers its priorities.

It is centred around five key themes:

  1. Vision - Being clear on where we are, where we need to go and how we're going to get there
  2. Development - A comprehensive learning, development, support, and wellbeing offer for all employees and elected members
  3. Resources - Clear alignment between what we want to achieve and our people, money, equipment, and facilities, while reviewing how well we are doing
  4. Governance - Making fair, informed and appropriate decisions
  5. Capacity - More capacity to support how we need to work as a Council

See 'Our Council' change programme

12 Month Delivery Plan (April 2022 to April 2023)

The '12 Month Delivery Plan' sets out the headline activities and projects that the Council will be working on from April 2022 to April 2023.

See the 12 Month Delivery Plan (April 2022 - April 2023)

Local Government Association Corporate Peer Challenge

Corporate Peer Challenge - January 2022

In January 2022 the Local Government Association (LGA) conducted a Corporate Peer Challenge, delivered by experienced councillor and officer peers.

The January 2022 report provides a summary of the peer team's findings:

Local Government Association (LGA) Corporate Peer Review Challenge - January 2022

Progress Review - October 2022

A progress review at South Tyneside Council took place on 19 and 20 October 2022.

This is an integral part of the Corporate Peer Challenge process. 

The progress review focussed on each of the recommendations from the Corporate Peer Challenge, which were determined by the Council.

They are:  

  • Vision
  • Organisational development
  • Resources
  • Governance
  • Capacity

This report provides a summary of the peer team's findings.

See the Local Government Association (LGA) Corporate Peer Challenge - Progress Review - October 2022

Our Ambitions

We have five 'Ambitions' that we want to achieve over the next 20 years to help deliver our Vision.

For more information see, Our Ambitions.