DRAFT NEW PLAN FOR NOTTINGHAM PUT FORWARD BY COUNCIL
On Thursday 24 June 2021 Ben Reid, Digital News Correspondent for the Nottingham Post, reported that Nottingham City Council has produced a draft plan, outlining its main priorities for the next two years. People can provide feedback as part of a public consultation.
Nottingham's 11 main priorities moving forward in new plan set out by city council
Following the pandemic and its challenges, the context in which the local authority is operating has changed dramatically
Nottingham City Council has produced a new plan which sets out its main priorities for the next two years across the city.
The council says it has taken stock in light of the Covid pandemic and a review of its financial and governance arrangements on behalf of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, to look afresh at its 2019-2023 Council Plan.
This is the document that sets out a vision for the council, its key aims and ambitions and how it intends to deliver services and meet its targets.
The council says it outlines its commitment to "improving Nottingham" for everyone who lives, works, studies, invests and visits here, while "keeping citizens at the heart of everything it does", within a value "framework of equality, fairness, and inclusivity".
Following the pandemic and its challenges, the context in which the local authority is operating has "changed dramatically" since its former Council Plan was adopted in 2019.
The new plan outlines a set of eleven outcomes that are key to delivering its ambitions for Nottingham:
- Clean and Connected Communities
- Keeping Nottingham Working
- Carbon Neutral by 2028
- Safer Nottingham
- Child-Friendly Nottingham
- Healthy and Inclusive
- Keeping Nottingham Moving
- Improve the City Centre
- Better Housing
- Financial Stability
- Serving People Well.
City Council deputy leader, councillor Sally Longford, said: “We set out our Council Plan for this period in 2019 but a lot has changed since then, including a global pandemic and a Government review of the council, so it was important for us to look again at it.
“Our Recovery and Improvement Plan is clear that if we are to achieve our aims and live up to our aspirations for Nottingham, we must be prepared to rethink what we do and how we do it.
"This refreshed Council Plan does that and helps us to plot a new course for the council which remains ambitious for Nottingham and its people while ensuring our finances are sustainable so we can continue delivering the modern, efficient services that local people deserve.”
The plan is still in draft and will be agreed at Full Council in September, following a public consultation.
People can provide their feedback here: Strategic Council Plan