Barnsley Council agrees new three-year plan to build borough back “better and fairer”

A three-year plan to help Barnsley bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic has come into force.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 12:30 pm

The existing plan concluded on April 1, to be replaced by the 2021-2024 scheme

The scheme sest out the council’s ambitions for the next three years and track its progress towards the goals set.

The priorities for the plan are: healthy, learning, growing, enabling Barnsley andsustainable Barnsley.

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During today’s full council meeting, Councillor Robin Franklin, cabinet member for core services said that the five priorities in the plan are “exceptional”, adding that priorities set a “modern, inclusive, efficient and continually high-performing” council.

Councillor Robert Frost added: “Barnsley, as a Labour Council, is a high achieving council.

“Business startups and existing local businesses will be supported to get and attract new investment, providing much needed jobs for people.

“People have the opportunity for lifelong learning, and develop new skills so they’re able to access the jobs, the access to the apprenticeships, was the only way out of poverty, is to get jobs and better jobs.”


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