SETTING OUT THE TARGETS
Council’s 5-year plan
It has been described as one of the most important documents prepared by South Lanarkshire Council.
And SNP administration leader John Ross wants the local authority’s five-year plan to make a difference to the lives of everyone in the region.
The plan, entitled Connect, sets out the council’s vision and objectives from 2017 to 2022 – with 11 objectives targeted.
Executive committee councillors endorsed the plan which will go before a meeting of the full council on Wednesday, December 6.
Councillor Ross says more than 95 per cent of residents have given the plan the thumbs up following a consultation exercise.
He said: “It sets out what we hope to achieve in order to improve the lives of local people and clearly states how we will serve local people and work with our local communities over the next few years.
“This means we will strive to lift children out of poverty, we will encourage every young person to fulfil their potential and we will give every citizen a stake in South Lanarkshire’s future.” The objectives listed are: Improve later life; protect vulnerable people young and old; deliver better health and social care outcomes; improve availability, quality and access of housing; improve road network while influencing public transport and encouraging active travel; promote thriving and sustainable communities; provide conditions for economic growth; tackle deprivation and support aspiration; improve educational achievement and raise attainment; ensure schools are inspirational and encourage people to take part in physical and cultural activities.
Impact Council leader John Ross has outlined objectives