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Council agrees priorities for the next four years

5 March 2015

Allerdale Borough Council set out and agreed its key priorities for the next four years at last night’s [Wednesday 4 March] Council meeting.

The Plan has been devised following several months of consultation with partners and the public in order to discover the key issues and challenges faced by the borough. It also sets out the Council’s commitment to improve the way it delivers its services and become more efficient and sustainable.

Council Leader Alan Smith said: “This Plan sets out our vision for the next four years. It is an ambitious and bold set of priorities, which commits us to invest in our economy and enhance our towns and local communities. It also seeks to help people with some of the problems they face in their day to day living such as providing financial support to the poorest.”

The Plan, which will be reviewed and updated annually, has five key themes. They are: 

  • Tackling inequality
  • Strengthening our economy
  • Enhancing our towns
  • Improving health and well-being
  • Creating a sustainable business

Chief Executive, Ian Frost, said: “Quite simply we want the best for our citizens and communities and we want to be the best Council that we can possibly be. That means providing the best Council services but also playing our part in delivering everything that makes our borough a truly great place to live, work and visit.”

The Plan commits the Council to help and support people in a number of ways. These include: promoting safe and affordable sources of credit; working to create more affordable housing; helping people get the skills and education they need for the jobs market; protecting and promoting health and well-being; and providing access to quality leisure and cultural activities.

It also outlines how the Council will encourage business growth through the Allerdale Investment Partnership and improving the infrastructure of the area. The Council will seek to support the development of renewable energy, encourage tourism and ensure the vibrancy and attractiveness of our town centres. 

The Council will also become a more sustainable business by reviewing and improving the way it provides services, improving its procurement practices, and becoming more efficient and effective through the investment in ICT. It will continue to provide the high quality front-line services which residents and visitors expect. 

The Plan is underpinned by a number of key strategies which set out the approach to each theme. Full details of the Council Plan can be found on the Council’s website at:

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ