Sandwell Council in its leadership role in the Borough has recognised that the time is right to refocus Sandwell’s vision for the future. The Council has kicked off the process of refocusing the vision by suggesting 10 ambitions for Sandwell. It is now inviting local voluntary and community organisations to share their views, ambitions and vision for our borough.
This process aims to:-
• Set shared aspirations for what we want for the borough in 2030
• To drive and focus what the Council does to achieve this
• To focus partnership working and influence others to help achieve the vision
Since January the Council have been engaging with various groups of people in Sandwell to see what they think, including residents in the six towns, businesses, the voluntary and community sector and other public bodies.
The 10 ambitions listed below reflect the rapidly changing world around us that bring huge opportunities but also potential threats. The key message of Vision 2030 is to create a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and aspirations are raised. A place where people choose to raise their families and a resilient Sandwell that can cope with and benefit from the changing world around us.
Five of the ambitions focus on creating resilient Sandwell PEOPLE
Five of the ambitions focus on creating a resilient Sandwell the PLACE
The Council is seeking your views:-
• Are these the right ambitions for 2030?
• Which do you think are the most important for Sandwell?
• What are the most important aspects to address in your local area?
• How do we ensure that Sandwell is a place where families choose to bring up their families?
Please take time to complete the online survey and have your say:
Ambitions for People
By 2030, Sandwell will be a borough where families’ aspirations are raised and that prides itself on equality of opportunity and resilience to change.
By 2030, Sandwell will be a place where people and families are healthier for longer and are safer.
By 2030, Sandwell’s young people will have better skills and working people will have developed new skills – giving Sandwell a workforce geared up to respond to changes in business needs and the economy.
By 2030, secondary school quality will have been raised, and superb primary schools will be giving children the best start.
By 2030, crime will have fallen and anti-social behaviour incidents will be few and far between.
Ambitions for Place
By 2030, Sandwell will have excellent public transport links to jobs in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, the airport and the wider West Midlands.
By 2030, Sandwell will have significant numbers of new homes built along key transport routes and there will be major new employment sites.
By 2030, Sandwell’s six towns will have continued to develop a strong sense of local identity and pride and will be a better environment in which people choose to bring up their families.
By 2030, Sandwell will host the industries of the future and will have boosted the best performing companies to grow.
By 2030, Sandwell will have a national reputation for getting things done, focussing on what really matters in people’s lives and their wider community.