Ambitious Plans To Build A Better Plymouth
Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, filling in potholes, creating cleaner streets, building new homes, green investment and better access to healthcare and dentistry are front and centre of the new administration’s vision for Plymouth’s future.
Recently the Cabinet approved their new Corporate Plan outlining how Plymouth City Council will address looming local challenges, including the cost of living crisis.
At the heart of the plan is the council’s ambition to make Plymouth a fairer, greener city where everyone does their bit, making Plymouth a great place to grow-up and grow old, whilst minimising the impact of the cost of living crisis.
There are six priorities:
Working with the Police to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour
Fewer potholes, cleaner, greener streets and transport
Build more homes – for social rent and affordable ownership
Green investment, jobs, skills and better education
Working with the NHS to provide better access to health, care and dentistry
Keeping children, adults and communities safe
The plan will now be put forward for discussion at the full Council meeting on the 19 June 2023.
Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “We have spent the past twelve months listening to people on the doorstep and have heard loud and clear what residents want."
“People are fed-up of the rising tide of anti-social behaviour and crime. They are tired of potholes, fly-tipping, litter and graffiti blighting our streets. They are unhappy as they cannot afford a home or struggle to get a quality job, and they are angry that they can’t access healthcare services or a dentist."
“We are making these challenges our priority over the next year. We are ambitious to deliver real change. Change that can be seen by every person in the city."
“At the same time we are also conscious that the cost of living crisis is hitting Plymouth people hard. With petrol and diesel prices sky-rocketing, not to mention energy bills, rent and mortgages, it is incumbent on the Council to do all we can to minimise the impact that rising costs have on the wallets of our residents."
“At the heart of all of this is our ambition to make our city a great place to grow up and grow old. We want Plymouth to be a city where people age well, where older residents are supported and empowered to live life to the fullest."
“We are thinking big and if we don’t deliver, I will expect residents to hold us to account.”
You can see the full corporate plan here