Plymouth City Council

DELIVERING 100 PLEDGES FOR PLYMOUTH

Press Release   •   Nov 07, 2013 09:44 GMT

Plymouth City Council has now delivered half the 100 pledges for the city that it announced in May 2012.

It has delivered more than 50 pledges and is on track to deliver all 100 pledges by the end of 2013.

The commitments are themed around 10 priority areas focusing on: the economy and jobs, tackling crime and antisocial behaviour, supporting children and young people, the environment, transport, housing, culture and sport, improving the image and vision for the city, caring for residents whatever their age and being an open and transparent council.

The pledges all support the development of a co-operative approach to delivering local services which aims to put power back in the hands of local residents and boost the city's economy.

The Council has already created a co-operative model for schools and launched plans to create a new Community Economic Development Trust to create jobs in the north of the city, started the setting up of a new Energy Co-operative to enable Plymouth residents to benefit from cheaper energy and started to develop plans to enable the community to manage parks and open spaces.

The economy is a top priority and the Council has already delivered 9 out of 10 of its pledges aimed at boosting the economy and creating jobs, which include launching a Plan for Jobs and creating a £20 million investment fund.

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