We pledge to transform, improve, invest and support

28 July 2017

'Working for Derbyshire' is the title of the new Council Plan which outlines the authority's key priorities for the next four years.

Views are now being sought on the draft plan which we've drawn up following the change in administration after the local elections in May 2017.

The 2017-2021 plan outlines our ambitions, values and overall aims and pledges we will work with local people and partners on to achieve our priorities.

The priorities for the year ahead include:

  • working efficiently and effectively
  • unlocking economic growth and access to economic opportunities
  • repairing and improving the condition of Derbyshire's roads
  • improving accessibility in rural communities
  • investing in employment and skills
  • improving social care
  • transforming services for people with learning disabilities
  • keeping children and adults safe
  • supporting local library services
  • promoting Derbyshire as a global cultural and tourist destination.

Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis said:

"We're extremely proud of Derbyshire and are committed to making it an even better place to live, visit and work.

"It's a great responsibility but we're more than up to the job, with our new council plan setting out what we intend to do and how we intend to do it.

"We'll be working more closely with our partners in other councils, the voluntary sector and health services to make the most of our resources and will be calling on the skills and knowledge of local people, empowering them to help themselves and their communities."

Councillor Lewis added:

"We're ambitious for the county and will be championing it nationally and internationally, encouraging people to visit and see for themselves as well as working closer to home, supporting local businesses, nurturing the creation of local jobs and ensuring we're Brexit-ready."

"There's a lot to do and we welcome comments on our council plan so we know we're reflecting what matters most to people."

Residents, key organisations and groups across the county will now get the chance to comment on the draft plan, to be considered for approval by Full Council on 13 September 2017. The council's Cabinet has already approved the plan for consultation.

Read and comment on the new draft Council Plan.

The deadline for comments is Friday 1 September 2017.