Shropshire Council is asking residents, businesses and community organisations to help shape their local area and the services that they receive as part of a new three-year plan.
The Shropshire Plan sets out the council’s vision, purpose and high-level priorities for Shropshire and for the people who live in, work in and visit the county for the next three years (2022 to 2025).
It seeks to build on the resilience and achievements of recent years, despite the enormous challenges created by the pandemic.
It recognises that success will depend on a healthy population, a healthy economy and a healthy environment, underpinned by Shropshire Council as a healthy organisation.
Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Leader, said: “I’m really excited to share with you our proposed plan for the next three years.
“There’s no doubt that the last two years have been enormously challenging. We’ve all had to adapt quickly and change the way we work and go about our day-to-day lives to learn to live alongside the virus, as well as feeling the impacts of some the worst floods our county has seen for many years.
“But despite these challenges, our communities remain resilient. We’ve seen communities pull together to look after themselves and each other, and our staff have dedicated themselves to continuing to deliver essential services to those who need them most. It makes me incredibly proud to live in and serve Shropshire.
“Our plan intends to build on the successes we’ve seen and enable us to continue to change the way we do things for the better. A key part of it is also about putting our beautiful county centre stage as the place to live in, work in and visit.
“We want to hear your thoughts on our proposals and have your input into improving Shropshire for the future.”
The draft Shropshire Plan can be viewed on the council’s website as a consultation page soon, with the consultation closing on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
Every response will be considered prior to the final draft plan being presented to Full Council at their meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2022.