Date: 04 September 2017
04 October 2017 (15 days)
Shaping Worcestershire's Future Being "Open for Business is the key priority for Simon Geraghty - Leader of Worcestershire the Counil It is vital if Worcestershire is going Worcestershire is one of Britain's income and enable us to invest more in those to continue to prosper. A successful and growing local economy will increase the Council Our refreshed plan, Shaping Worcestershires Future, sets out our four key priorities for eas that our residents and businesses tell us are the most important to them. We are focused on improving outcomes for all children, young people and families in Worcestershire. more children and young people usiness, Children and Families achieving their full potential in education andbeingfuly prepared to live happy. healthy. independent and Worcestershire County Council supports some of the most vulnerable people in society as well as having responsibility for visible public services like maintaining roads and pavements. We currently oversee around £900 million of public expenditure every year. Our environment is one of the county's key features providing easy access to the countryside and a wealth of stunning scenery. Our country parks, open spaces and woodlands provide great walking and cycling opportunities which support our health and wellbeing vision. This plan is an ambitious vision to improve the county as a place to live, work, visit and invest in. We aim to help people achieve their full potential and live healthy, happy. prosperous and independent lives for as long as possible have one of the fastest growing economies in the country with many renowned and successful companies, education, improving transport links and d connectivity to regional national and global markets. A GROWING ECOnomy Find out more online: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/corporateplan Worcestershire goes green worcestershire to invest to live to visit Worcestershire realy is leading the way when it comes to electric transport. We are working hard to make Worcestershire a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place to live and The number of electric cars and charging points are on the up, with a renewed commitment by the County Council to make Worcestershire more Life is sweet for Justirn Business in Worcestershire is currently booming One of Worcestershire County Council's main aims is to be Open for Business. The county has the fastest growing economy in the country when it comes to productivity Justin Bowen, the man behind Droitwich-based There are 723 electric vehicles registered in Worcestershire, more than any other area of the Midlands except for Birmingham. Worcestershire County Council has installed 12 raplid charge points thanks to Government funding. The County Council has two electric pool cars and an electric courier van Electric vehicles have no exhaust says: "We believe that Worcestershire is a place where good honest local businesses con do very wh becouse they reflect the volues of local people emissions, so they don't contribute to the growing problem of local air pollution in our urban areas and on key transport routes Also. people living in the county are encouraged, where possible, to walk or cycle when going on short journeys rather than hopping into the car. It improves health and wellbeing and helps to reduce unnecessary air pollut To read more fantastic local stories go to: The Apprenticeship: The best thing I ever did . dr that I wouldn't be the Apprenticeships give young people the opportunity to work for a real employer, earm a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. It is orcestershire County Council's priority to encourage young people into employment through a range of different channels, including apprenticeships. Last year, 5,300 young people started apprenticeship placements in Worcestershire orcestershire County Council's ambition is for all children and young people in the county to contribute to, and benefit from, increased prosperity in the county. Nine out of 10 schools across Worcestershire are currently rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. Worcestershire's current Apprentice of the Year, Pippa Dressler-Pearson, says: For me, a young enthusiastic, willinyg young person, it's been great doing an apprenticeship To find out more about apprenticeship opportunities in Worcestershire, visit www.woresapprenticeships.org.uk or www.getingofar.gov.uk ay Apprentice of the Year 2016 #BACKINGWORCESTER worcestershire county counc!