We are ambitious for our city and its residents. We want Newcastle to be a fair, prosperous, outward-facing, innovative and vibrant city. We are guided by fairness, inclusion and social justice.
In these tough times, we have sought to achieve two things – to protect the most vulnerable in our city from the worst effects of Government cuts and to invest in our city to build confidence in the future.
We are working hard to make Newcastle a great place to live, work and visit, despite the challenges we face. This plan sets out what we want to achieve in the coming year, structured around five key themed priorities:
- Employment: creating more and better jobs.
- Education and Skills: the best learning opportunities for all.
- Environment: a clean, green and safe Newcastle.
- Health and Social Care: a healthy, caring city.
- Housing : building more and better homes.
This won’t just involve us. We will work with and alongside partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors as well as residents from across the city. We will continue to hold Policy Cabinet meetings on each of the five key themed priorities, providing an update on what we’re doing, the key challenges for the city and hearing views from partners and residents.