What is New Deal?

New Deal is about everyone in the district working together to improve and protect prosperity and quality of life in the Bradford District. This means the Council and other public services, residents, communities, businesses and the voluntary sector all sharing the responsibility.

The Council has a lot less money than we’ve all been used to. We need people to take more responsibility for doing things themselves, make the most of all our resources and work together to achieve the results that matter most.

To find ways to make these changes, we are talking to people about what matters most to them, what they expect from public services and what they could take more responsibility for themselves.

These conversations and other information that we hold about the District are helping the Council and our partners to develop choices and plans about the future that will strike a new deal with people about what they can expect from local services and, in return, what they could do more of themselves to help

We are determined to keep working with others to improve the district, city centre and all our towns and communities to achieve:

  • Good schools and a great start for all our children
  • Better skills, more good jobs and a growing economy
  • Better health, better lives
  • Safe, clean and active communities
  • Decent homes that people can afford to live in.


People’s expectations of public services have to change

Public services alone can’t provide all the solutions to the challenges facing the District. By behaving responsibly or doing things differently, people can help to reduce demand for services and save money.

For example, you can help the district by recycling, not dropping litter, looking after your health, helping to run local services, keeping an eye out for older people who might need some help or using the internet to find about services rather than ringing up.

Acting responsibly and doing your bit can save money and help to protect the vital services that really matter from cuts. There are examples of people right across the District doing their bit to help services achieve results and giving their skills and time to make it a better place to live.

The Council runs regular consultations and communicates with local people in other ways such as social media, our website, local area committees and in the local press.

There are lots of ways that residents can get involved in New Deal, and plenty examples of how people and communities are already contributing to their local areas in a range of inspiring ways.

It’s also easy to get in touch through social media and other more traditional methods.

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