Tackling climate change, conserving our heritage and keeping people safe are just some of the priorities set out in a major new blueprint – and next month, residents will get the chance to have their say.
Creating jobs, celebrating diverse communities, improving transport and supporting children to thrive and more are part of Leicestershire County Council’s refreshed ‘strategic plan’, which sets out its aims for the next four years.
This week, the council’s cabinet gave the thumbs up to the draft and in November, a new consultation will launch where people can comment on the proposals and help shape the Leicestershire of tomorrow.
This is a an important document guiding how we deliver services for residents. And it builds on what residents, businesses and others told us two years ago when over 4,300 had their say on our future priorities.
Not only do we want to build a green, safe, resilient and prosperous Leicestershire, this is also about us being innovative, embracing digital technology and delivering value for money.
Your views on our strategic plan – and other key proposals – will help shape the future of our county. We’d like to know whether we’ve included what’s important to you and your community and I’d urge you to get involved.Person:Councillor Pam Posnett, cabinet member for communities
With Leicestershire’s population set to grow by around 20 per cent in 20 years, the council is planning for the future to make sure front-line services which support vulnerable people are protected. The draft strategic plan focuses on:
- Building a clean, green future – where nature flourishes and our economy is low carbon
- Keeping people safe and well – with support to live fulfilling lives
- Supporting diverse and resilient communities – where local heritage is enjoyed and conserved
- Creating a strong economy - with the right homes and infrastructure in the right place
- Giving every child the best start in life – with access to good education
The consultation is due to launch in November.