According to Section 49 of the Local Government Act 2011, the purpose of a local authority shall be to –

a)      promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of the local community;

b)      improve the overall quality of life of people in the local community;

c)      ensure that services and facilities provided by the Council are accessible and equitably distributed;

d)      ensure that resources are used efficiently and effectively to best meet the needs of the local community;

e)      ensure transparency and accountability in decision-making; and

f)       provide  for  the  prudent  use  and  stewardship  of  local community resources.