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Our priority outcome areas

This Council Plan will help to set our priorities and inform our future budget and medium-term financial strategies. We have placed a fair, inclusive and sustainable recovery at the heart of this.

In terms of future activity each of our priority areas are divided into two sections:

  1. Living with COVID-19 – how we help our residents, businesses and places overcome the ongoing challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Building a Better Future – how we work to secure a better long-term future for the district, its people, its communities and its businesses.

Our priority outcomes are:

  • Better Skills, More Good Jobs and a Growing Economy - We will grow our local economy in an inclusive and sustainable way by increasing productivity and supporting businesses to innovate, invest and create great jobs.
  • Decent Homes - We want everyone to have a comfortable home which meets their needs and helps them lead fulfilling lives.
  • Good Start, Great Schools - We will help our children to have the best start in life by improving life chances, educational attainment and overall quality of life for all young people regardless of their background.
  • Better Health, Better Lives – We will help people from all backgrounds to lead long, happy and productive lives by improving their health and socio-economic wellbeing.
  • Safe, Strong and Active Communities – We want the Bradford District to be a place where everyone can play a positive role in their community and be proud to call the district their home.
  • A Sustainable District – We will make it easier for individuals, households and businesses to adapt, change and innovate to help to address the climate emergency, reduce carbon and use resources sustainably.
  • An Enabling Council – We will be a council that is a great place to work and reflects the communities we serve. Our people will have the tools to do their jobs effectively. We will manage our resources well and seize all opportunities to bring funding into the district. We will provide good, accessible services.