2020s plan outlined for Nottingham

A plan which sets out Nottingham City Council’s priorities and ambitions for the start of a new decade has been published, including a pledge to ensure that Nottingham is the cleanest big city in England.

The Council Plan for 2019-2023, recently signed off by councillors, includes five key objectives: to build or buy 1,000 council or social homes for rent; to create 15,000 new jobs for Nottingham people; to build a new Central Library, making it the best children’s library in the UK; to cut crime, and reduce anti-social behaviour by a quarter; and to ensure that Nottingham is the cleanest big city in England and keep neighbourhoods as clean as the city centre.

The Plan also makes a commitment that the council will work in partnership with local organisations and businesses; take a customer focused approach to services; be more business-like to cut costs and maximise income; and use new digital technology to improve services.

In the foreword to the Plan, council leader David Mellen and chief executive Ian Curryer said: “In this plan, we set out our priorities for 2019-23 with the aim of improving our great city while keeping citizens at the heart of everything we do. It is about the future of our city for all who live, work, study, invest and visit here. We will use this document to lead the plans and decisions we make over the next four years.

“Our goal is for Nottingham to be an internationally successful and prosperous city that offers its residents the opportunity to realise their potential. Nottingham will be a thriving, sustainable city both socially and economically. We will work with our partners and communities to ensure vulnerable citizens are supported to live independently and are safe from harm.”