Our Vision and Values
Our vision for Kirklees is to be a district that combines a strong, sustainable economy with a great quality of life - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.
Working with people, partners and place.
Our Council Plan describes the ambitions we have for Kirklees and sets out how we work with people, partners, and in places so we can achieve our ambitions.
We use the phrase 'We're Kirklees' to capture our pride in Kirklees and our ambition for the future; we're ambitious for the place and our people and we want to celebrate all that makes Kirklees special.
Just like for individuals, our organisation's values guide the way we think and act. In our response to the pandemic we have seen our values in action, under incredible pressure and in a rapidly changing environment.
We are kind so that our behaviour makes each other feel included, happy and well.
We work with each other and are friendly, considerate and appreciative.
We 'do with, not to', showing kindness to each other and our citizens.
We provide equal access to opportunities and resources for all people.
We achieve inclusion by removing barriers, discrimination and prejudice.
We value and promote a culture of inclusion and diversity.
We work with pride to achieve positive outcomes for colleagues, citizens and our places.
We have self-respect, dignity and take satisfaction from our achievements and those of our colleagues.
We are proud of what we do as individuals, together as a council, and together with our citizens and places.
Our behaviours are
For more information please visit: Our Council Plan 2021/23 | Kirklees Council