Council Plan is delivering a better borough for residents and businesses

In September 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet launched their Council Plan as a roadmap for delivering their commitments.

The Council Plan laid out more than 150 commitments and promises to the residents and businesses of Telford and Wrekin.

This plan set out the Cabinet’s commitments to protect, care and invest to create a better borough.

A year later, and in spite of some of the worst flooding in decades in the Ironbridge Gorge and the far reaching effects of the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 90% of those commitments are already complete.

The Council Plan committed:

  • To protect and support the most vulnerable children and adults
  • To secure the best start in life for children and young people
  • To protect and create jobs as a ‘business supporting, business winning council’
  • To improve local people’s prospects through education and skills training
  • To keep neighbourhoods safe, clean and well connected
  • To support communities and those most in need and work to give residents access to suitable housing
  • To improve health and wellbeing across Telford and Wrekin
  • And to protect and champion our environment, culture and heritage

Over the next month, the Council will be sharing examples of the commitments it made, how these have been delivered over the past 12 months as well highlighting some of its new commitments for the next 12 months.

Council leader, Shaun Davies, said: “Last year, our Council Plan outlined to our residents and businesses what we would do.

“We made more than 150 commitments to help to make Telford and Wrekin a better place for everyone who lives, works and visits here.

“No one could have predicted the events of 2020, but despite this, we have now achieved more than 134 of our promises and are well on our way to delivering those that remain.

“Look out for details of our commitments over the next few weeks.”