Published Monday 17 November 2014 at 8:53
A blueprint to make Blackburn with Darwen a more prosperous place to be has been unveiled.
At an event staged at Accrol Papers, Roman Road, over a hundred businesses joined with the Council and other partners to sign up to the new Plan for Prosperity.
The plan sets priorities for the borough for the next six years. These include creating 2,700 new jobs, getting more residents in work, bringing new investment and improving the infrastructure and housing of the borough.
The plan also sets out aims to get residents healthier and improve quality of life as well as encouraging business innovation.
Mo Isap, chair of Blackburn with Darwen Local Strategic Partnership, said:
Only by delivering higher rates of economic growth whilst improving opportunities and the quality of life for our residents, will the borough’s future be secured and sustained.
“Now more than ever it is important that we lead the way and deliver this ambitious programme between our partner organisations.
“This plan sets out clearly what we have to do to turn Blackburn with Darwen from a good place to a great place.
Councillor Kate Hollern, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:
Only the best for Blackburn with Darwen – this should be the motto of everyone who loves this great borough.
“And the only way we can work towards that is by businesses and the local authority working together to make it the best it can be.
“Making the area we live more prosperous is the key to success. A more prosperous area will bring in more investment, encourage job creation and encourage residents with skills to stay here.
“Times are undoubtedly tough but we want to show the country and indeed the world that this not just what we are about.
“I believe that this plan can deliver that.
To view the the overview of the plan please click here
And listen below to hear the of Chair the Local Strategic Partnership Mo Isap, Council Leader Councillor Kate Hollern, Executive member for Regeneration Councillor Maureen Bateson and the Chair of the Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Joe Slater discuss what this plan means for the future of the Borough.