REDCAR & Cleveland Borough Council have agreed an ambitious new plan for the borough. ‘Our Flourishing Future’ sets out the priority areas that the council will concentrate on over the next three years.

Leader of the Council Cllr Sue Jeffrey said: “This plan is about setting out a vision for the future to benefit all our residents. It is absolutely right that we should have something to aim for and raise our sights. This plan is about being bold and ambitious and I am really proud of it.

“We have a lot to offer as a borough and it is essential that we continue to put in place the building blocks of good health, excellent education and quality jobs to ensure that we can make the most of what we have. This plan is clearly focused on people. It’s not about us, it’s about our communities.”

The document sets out nine priority themes that have been agreed as the areas the council will concentrate on for the coming three years. These are:

  • Stronger and confident communities
  • Prosperity for all
  • A bright future for our children
  • Longer and healthier lives
  • Attractive and vibrant places
  • Good connections
  • A clean and safe environment
  • Enriching lives through culture and sport
  • Improving the way we work

The plan also list four values that the council aims to keep at the heart of everything that it does. These are:

  • Keeping communities at our heart
  • Bold and ambitious
  • Caring and respectful
  • Delivering our best

Councillor Jeffrey continued: “The council is central to support provided to communities, central to bringing investment into the borough guaranteeing our people have jobs and central to ensuring everyone knows what a great place this can be to live, work and visit. With this document we can actually tell our citizens what we want to come. It is crucial that all our staff and elected members live the values we have set ourselves and deliver the best we can.”

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