Stirling Council is the third smallest local authority in Scotland. It has a population of 82,000 and covers 850 square miles. Stirling Council came into existence on April 1, 1996 after the reorganization of local government in Scotland. As a brand new council, one of its priorities was to create clear statements of vision and values. These statements guide the work of the council. Stirling Council employs people who perform all local government functions, including housing, roads, education, community and leisure, and social services.Vision
The Stirling Council area will be:
- A good place to live, work, or visit with a clean, safe environment.
- An area with a range of jobs for everyone who wants one and with equal opportunities in education, housing, and other services.
- A caring, compassionate community where people are treated with dignity and respect, are provided with services that meet their needs, and have control and influence over their lives.
The Stirling Council will:
- Make access to the council as easy as possible and listen and respond to citizens.
- Organize services to meet the needs of citizens and communities, promoting fair shares for all.
- Encourage and enable communities to fully participate in the decision-making process.
- Deliver quality services which are efficient and effective.
- Value and develop all employees equally and delegate accountability.
- Encourage open communication and working together across services and with other organizations to achieve the best results.
- Promote the distinctive identity and civic pride of the Stirling Council area.