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Council sets out plans for next four years

Supporting local people by increasing the supply of quality, affordable homes, improving bus links between Moorlands villages and towns and bringing the railway to Leek, ensuring effective health provision, increasing recycling rates and reducing carbon emissions are at the heart of the District Council's plans for the coming four years.

At the full Council meeting last week, councillors approved the Corporate Plan which sets out how the Council will deliver its vision - 'Achieving excellence in the delivery of high quality services that meet the needs and aspirations of our communities' - focussing on four key themes:

·         Helping to create a safer and healthier environment for our communities to live and work in

·         Effective use of resources and providing value for money

·         Helping to create a strong economy by supporting further regeneration of towns and villages

·         Protecting and improving the environment including responding to the climate emergency

Council Leader, Councillor Sybil Ralphs, said: "This Corporate Plan sets out a clear statement of our intentions for investing in, protecting and improving the Staffordshire Moorlands over the coming four years.

"It is an ambitious programme which recognises the Council's broader role as a champion of the Moorlands and we'll work tirelessly in support of our residents and businesses, and with our partners, to improve services ranging from health provision to public transport.

"We are always mindful of our responsibility to spend public funds wisely and we'll seek to ensure our spend benefits our local economy and our regeneration aspirations so that local businesses can continue to thrive.