"Building a successful future on 2000 years of history"
Welcome to Worcester City Council’s strategic plan for the next five years: Building a successful future on 2,000 years of history. This is a refresh of the 2016-2021 plan and continues to focus not just on the Council’s activities but on how we hope residents and stakeholders can continue to work together for a successful, vibrant and sustainable Worcester. As Leaders of each of the Council’s political parties we have come together to renew our shared vision of a future Worcester; only by working together with partners across the city can it become a reality.
The City Plan focuses on five overlapping and interconnected themes, which will together shape the Worcester we want to see by 2027.
- Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader, Conservative group
- Councillor Adrian Gregson, Leader, Labour group
- Councillor Louis Stephen, Leader, Green group
- Councillor Mel Allcott, Leader, Liberal Democrat Group
Stronger and connected communities
We want people in Worcester to feel they are part of a city where they have positive relationships with each other, where they feel safe and where they are able to succeed to the best of their abilities.
A prosperous city
We want sustainable growth from which all people and communities can benefit. We want to attract good employers, support existing businesses and ensure everyone has the chance to get the opportunities, education, training and jobs that they need so that prosperity is increased for all. We want to work in partnership to increase the proportion of high value employment in the city and for our growing entrepreneurial city to contribute to the prosperity of communities across Worcestershire and to the sustainable growth of the wider West Midlands economy.
A healthy and active city
We want our city’s residents to have a good start in life, enjoying long, healthy and fulfilling lives, through to a dignified end. We want people to have the opportunity to be as fit and healthy as they can be by using all of Worcester’s assets, from the new swimming pool to our green spaces, to improve their wellbeing. Worcester will become an inspirational sporting city, hosting regular national and international competitions and boosting grassroots participation for people of all abilities.
A heritage city with a 21st Century culture
We want to retain the ‘essence of Worcester’, whilst accommodating the needs of sustainable growth and development in a way that is sympathetic with a range of views, needs and potential. We want to attract visitors to enjoy the city’s compelling leisure offer - from bars and restaurants to shopping and the strong cultural life – and to enjoy its great heritage appeal, while building a new reputation as a centre for cultural ideas, expressions, and art. All these elements will create a compelling Worcester package in partnership with Worcestershire County Council, the Cathedral, historical societies and many others
Enhancing and sustaining our beautiful city for future generations
We want people to recognise the beauty of our city and to work with us to protect, sustain and improve its environment for the benefit of current and future generations. We want sustainable and sympathetic growth which is in tune with the environment. We want a city where people’s communities are enriched by the natural world.