The Council is concerned with the overall economic, cultural and physical well-being of the community it serves. Where it delivers services directly it aims to ensure that these are provided to a high standard and are cost effective. To achieve this effective and efficiently the Council has three Standing Committees namely Planning & Highways, Policy & Finance and Amenities & Leisure. Communications was withdrawn as a stand alone committee in May 2017 and has been reformed as a working party drawn from the Full Council and is called the Community Engagement Group. To encourage involvement in local government a Youth Council is in place with the aim of creating interest amongst young people in how a community operates.