Values and behaviour

Our mission and values

We meet the needs of our communities by empowering and enabling our people to deliver on shared goals.

Our values

Empowering and enabling our staff

  • We create a supportive environment where our people can grow and innovate.
  • We create space for everyone to improve, develop and learn.

Performing well and getting things done

  • We have a clear focus.
  • We are accountable for our actions.
  • We celebrate our successes.

Working together

  • We understand the common purpose.
  • We work better together.
  • We believe everyone’s contribution matters.
  • We listen and communicate clearly.

Our culture

People first

  • People are happy to speak up, constructively challenge and feel safe in doing so.
  • People are equally valued, supported and encouraged.
  • We respect our differences.


  • Individuals, teams and the organisation are expected to deliver.
  • We make a difference.
  • We know how our actions benefit the borough.

Shared goals

  • People think and collaborate across organisational boundaries.
  • People share ideas well and work as one team.
  • People care about and support each other’s successes.

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