We pledge to make sure all our work and policies are fair to everyone who works and lives in our district, and we’ll work to challenge and reduce inequalities.


We pledge to continue to make care for the environment, addressing the climate emergency, and the reduction of carbon emissions, a priority across all council services and projects.


As people and communities start to recover and heal from the pandemic, our commitment to health and wellbeing will be at the heart of all that the council does.



Our Communities

A community-led district: helping our communities be resilient to change so they are safe and thriving places to live and work, and at the heart of our recovery

  • Keep our towns and villages vibrant, safe and thriving
  • Improvements to local infrastructure including rail and cycleways

Our environment

A path to carbon neutrality: ensuring our district is a place where people and communities can thrive, while respecting the wellbeing of all people and the health of the whole planet

• Protect and enrich our green spaces

• Lead on becoming a carbon neutral
district by 2030

Our economy

A path to recovery: Building a fairer, more resilient and more equal local economy, where growth is clean and sustainable, nature has a chance to recover, wellbeing is at the heart of the economy, and we keep wealth local and fair.

• Keep wealth local by supporting local jobs and businesses

• Champion local businesses that lead on environmental and social and good practice

• Deliver key regeneration across the district for homes, jobs and nature

Safe and decent homes for all

Ensuring everyone in the district has a safe and decent place to live and all homes are fit for the low carbon future

• Build 200 social and affordable homes each year

• Energy efficient homes for all

• Drive up standards in the private rental

Our People

Health and wellbeing first: ensuring everyone can access what they need to lead healthy and happy lives

• Invest in leisure services across the district

• Prioritise health and wellbeing to support mental and physical healthy lives

Your council

A council that listens, learns, and uses its resources wisely

• Continue to take care of council finances

• Support local people to have more say and control in their communities



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