Council Plan theme - Expanding economic opportunity

Our desired outcomes and how we will achieve them

The outcomes we will focus on

  • A growing economy that provides decent jobs and chances to progress    
  • Delivering regeneration schemes that bring investment and opportunity, both in Rotherham town centre and in our towns and villages     
  • Working with partners and suppliers to create more local jobs, paid at the Real Living Wage or above, and apprenticeships    
  • People having opportunities to learn, develop skills and fulfil their potential     
  • Strengthening digital infrastructure and skills which enable access for all

How we will get there

  • Support people to improve their skills and secure decent work through a range of schemes and initiatives
  • Provide a package of support and advice that enables businesses to start up and thrive, including targeted support to those most affected by the pandemic
  • Deliver improvements and opportunities for local communities through major regeneration programmes 
  • Create a vibrant town centre, accessible to everyone, through a range of complementary schemes and major projects, including the flagship leisure development at Forge Island 
  • Secure further commitments through our social value policy and work with partners to maximise the impact of our collective spending power
  • Connect people to economic opportunities through a range of transport schemes and improvements that also offer more environmentally-friendly travel options


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