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.