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The Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a unitary authority employing approximately 4,600 staff who deliver 700 services to more than 260,000 residents. Our city comprises of six towns: Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. As our city motto says, we believe we are ‘stronger together’ in creating a city we can all be proud of. 

We have undergone significant changes since Stronger Together was introduced. Commercial approaches to service delivery which would once have been viewed as extraordinary are now part of day-to-day business as the organisation strives to deliver greater financial stability and sustainability. New ways of working have already transformed many service areas and we are determined to continue to develop more innovative approaches to ensure that we can maximise the benefits of transformation. We are embracing technological innovation to improve the way we communicate with our customers and we will use the insights we gain to help shape future changes and ensure that we deliver responsive, joined-up services which are sufficiently outcome-focused to achieve our strategic priorities.

The City Council has a fantastic team of dedicated council members and officers who are passionate and ambitious about our brilliant city and its future. We have an enthusiastic, experienced and effective senior management team with a dynamic and ambitious political leadership – none of whom are afraid to be challenging and provocative. This is an exciting time to join us here at Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Our Leadership

The council is run by the Conservative group. The full cabinet line-up is:

Our Vision

In our Stronger Together Strategic Plan 2020-2024, we set out our strategic vision and priorities for Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the wider city. The Stronger Together vision and priorities align with our strategic financial planning through the Medium-Term Financial Strategy. This crucial alignment will enable us to aim to strike the right balance between investing in delivering the fabric to support our city’s future growth and prosperity while ensuring that we continue to provide the services our residents need today.

You can read more about our Stronger Together vision - click here to view the document.

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