Our vision: Thriving communities for everyone in Oxfordshire

Our vision for thriving communities for everyone in Oxfordshire.

We have a vision ‘Thriving communities for everyone in Oxfordshire’ (pdf format, 5Mb) – a place where people want to live and work and be part of something different.

To achieve our vision, we will:

  • Listen to our diverse residents so we can continuously improve our services and provide value for money.
  • Provide services that enhance the quality of life and take action to reduce the impact of climate change and protect the local environment.
  • Strive to give every child a good start in life and protect everyone from neglect.
  • Enable older and disabled people to live independently and care for those in greatest need.
  • Tackle inequality, help people live safe and healthy lives and enable everyone to play an active part in their community.
  • Support a thriving and inclusive local economy that recovers strongly from the COVID crisis.

Oxfordshire must continue to be a great place to live and work, with more people enjoying a higher quality of life. Like any vision, it’s a long-term ambition rather than a quick fix.

We hope that you agree that thriving communities are a worthwhile ambition and that you will play an active part.

Delivering on our vision

We put residents at the heart of everything we do. And we exist to serve our residents and communities; they both use and pay (directly or indirectly) for the services we deliver.

Our communities are ones of place, but also of interest where people feel a sense of belonging. Our approach to supporting thriving communities must be as diverse as they are. We must listen to councillors, residents and our communities to develop approaches and respond to local issues; in this way, we will be providing the value for money our residents expect.