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Council Plan 2023-2027

New Council Plan 2021-2026

The new Council Plan which will run for the four-year electoral term from 2023 to 2027 following the local government elections earlier this year. The Council Plan is the primary document in the Council’s Policy framework. It has been developed to align with the Council’s refreshed Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS).

In this regard, it supports the Council’s progress towards financial stability and continuous improvement in response to the External Assurance Review commissioned by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) in November 2021 and Local Government Association (LGA) Corporate Peer Challenge in April 2022.

The new Council Plan builds on and replaces the existing Wirral Plan 2021-26 which was approved by Council 6 September 2021 and refreshed on 11 July 2022. It also supersedes the Council’s Improvement Plan which was approved by Council 11 July 2022. The new Plan acts as a single plan for the organisation, articulating a vision and priorities for the next four years to deliver in line with the needs of residents whilst transforming and modernising the Council to maximise opportunities for greater efficiency and effectiveness.

This Council Plan 2023-2027 was approved by full Council in November 2023.

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Refreshed Wirral Plan 2021-2026

The council completely updated the Wirral Plan in light of the impact the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has had on the borough.

The new Plan defines the key priorities for the local authority over the coming years – outlining those tasks which the council will focus on to ensure the people of Wirral receive the services they need and want, based on what people said matters most to them.

This Wirral Plan 2021-2026 was approved by full Council in September 2021.

As part of the annual review process, the Wirral Plan was refreshed in 2022 to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the borough and emerging issues.

Delivery Plans 

Delivery Plans were also approved in September 2021 Delivery Plans for Wirral Plan 2021-2026 

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The Wirral Plan 2025 sets out a series of 20 pledges which the council and its partners will work to achieve by 2025, focusing on these key themes:

  • A prosperous, inclusive economy where local people can get good jobs and achieve their aspirations

  • A cleaner, greener borough which celebrates, protects and improves our environment and urgently tackles the environmental emergency

  • Brighter futures for our young people and families – regardless of their background or where they live

  • Safe, vibrant communities where people want to live and raise their families

  • Services which help people live happy, healthy, independent and active lives, with public services there to support them when they need it


To ensure the Council and its partners are delivering against the priorities set out in the Wirral Plan 2025, there will be regular measurements of performance. This can be compared to previous performance and that of other areas. Regularly reviewing performance helps us to:

  • Identify and address areas of under performance

  • Plan for the future

  • Ensure we deliver value for money

  • Be accountable to our customers and stakeholders

  • Demonstrate transparency and good governance

The Wirral Plan, published in June 2015, sets out a series of 20 pledges which the council and its partners will work to achieve by 2020, focusing on three key themes:

  • Protecting the most vulnerable (People)

  • Driving economic growth (Economy)

  • Improving the local environment (Environment)

To ensure the Council and its partners are delivering against the priorities set out in the Wirral Plan, we regularly measure our performance. We compare this to previous performance and that of other areas. Regularly reviewing our performance helps us to:

  • Identify and address areas of under performance

  • Plan for the future

  • Ensure we deliver value for money

  • Be accountable to our customers and stakeholders

  • Demonstrate transparency and good governance

See Archive Section of this site for previous Wirral Plan