County council pledges a prosperous and resilient Derbyshire

Published on: Wednesday, 23rd December 2020

Residents are being asked for their views on a new Council Plan unveiled by Derbyshire County Council which outlines the authority’s key priorities for the next four years.

Views are now being sought on key parts of the 2021-2025 plan which outlines the council’s ambitions, values and overall aims, and pledges the authority will work with local people and partners to achieve its priorities.

The plan detail:

Priorities:

  • Resilient, healthy and safe communities
  • High performing, value for money and resident focused services
  • Effective early help for individuals and communities
  • A prosperous and green Derbyshire.

Headline Initiatives:

  • Leading the county’s economic and community recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Investing £40m in well maintained roads
  • Taking action on climate change, launching the Green Action Grants and Green Entrepreneur’s scheme to help local people and businesses to reduce carbon emissions
  • Mainstreaming the Thriving Communities approach, working alongside eight additional communities to reduce demand for high cost services and enable people to live bigger and better lives
  • Promoting employees’ wellbeing and developing their potential.

It sets out what the authority plans to deliver in the coming year and up to 2025.

The consultation is open now and runs until 29 January 2021.  Residents, organisations and groups can have their say online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/councilplan2021.

Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis said: “This is a very difficult time for everyone, and not just in Derbyshire, but despite the immense challenges of COVID-19 we are committed to making Derbyshire an even better place to live and work.

“That’s why we’ve set out a new Council Plan detailing what we intend to do and how we intend to do it.

“We’ll be working closely with our partners in other councils, the voluntary sector and health services to make the most of our resources as we recover from the pandemic and we will be calling on the skills and knowledge of all our local people, empowering them to help themselves and their communities.

“We hope residents and organisations in the county will take part in the consultation and we welcome comments so that we know we’re reflecting what matters most to people.”

Following the consultation, the plan will be considered at a meeting of Full Council in February 2021.

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