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A prosperous future for Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has announced that it has set out its priorities for the next four years through its draft Council Plan.

The plan establishes how the council plans on delivering for communities in the city, with this being connected to the Medium-Term Financial Strategy ensuring a clear vision for the future. Whilst guiding the work that the city council will do, it also gives residents, businesses and other stakeholders the chance to cast an eye over where the council plans to take the city and hold the council to account over this.

Sheffield city plan infographic

As part of the plan, the council has established a new ‘mission’ that commits to collaboration with organisations and communities across the city, titled ‘Together we get things done’. Alongside the new mission, the plan will be segmented into five outcomes that will guide the council’s achievements over the next four years. These are:

  • A place where all children belong and all young people can build a successful future
  • Great neighbourhoods that people are happy to call home
  • People live in caring, engaged communities that value diversity and support wellbeing
  • A creative and prosperous city full of culture, learning and innovation
  • A city on the move – growing, connected and sustainable

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Tom Hunt, commented on the plan:

“The people of Sheffield are ambitious for themselves and their families and they want our city to thrive. We share those ambitions. The Council Plan provides us with a strong strategy for our organisation. It sets out the outcomes we aim to achieve and how we will deliver them.

“It outlines a better, bolder vision for our city - creating great neighbourhoods, stronger economic growth, generating more jobs and investing in sustainable transport. Sheffield is a city on the up. By working with the people of Sheffield, with public and voluntary and community organisations, with business and with regional and central Government we can achieve great things.

“The Council Plan sets out how our work will be shaped by three things: people, planet and prosperity. When we are making decisions, everything we do should involve the people of Sheffield and help them to achieve their potential, help to protect our planet for future generations, and make Sheffield a more prosperous city.”

Through the plan, the council is showing its commitment and contribution to the achievement of new goals in Sheffield, with the entire plan centring around a ‘determination to challenge’ each other. The council has also spoken about how organisations across all sectors within the city can work together to bring about change.


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