Labour’s local manifesto to Build a Better Borough

This weekend we’ve set out in detail Labour’s plan for the council over the next three years – our plan to Build a Better Borough.

Starting with the progress made improving the council over the last few years, and the investments made in our recent budget, our plan set out how Labour councillors want to improve every community across Rotherham; halving the number of potholes, increasing investment to keep our streets clean, improving every library.

But it also sets out Labour’s agenda to build a fairer community; 1,000 more council homes to support people stuck on waiting lists, ending rough sleeping, and securing more jobs and the economic recovery after Covid – starting with our Young People’s Pledge to give young people cheaper bus fares and more access to training and work placements, which should begin this June.

As our economy grows, we need the benefits of that to be felt by local people. That’s why we’re committing to securing accredited Real Living Wage status for the council, so fewer people have to survive on poverty pay. It’s why we’ll introduce local labour clauses, so that developments given planning permission are required to offer jobs and training to local people.

We’ll deliver on our regeneration of the town centre – which will bring in £200 million of investment across the public and private sectors. And we will keep our commitment to our Towns and Villages Fund, to improve our local centres across the borough.

And of course we will keep our commitment to high quality Children’s Services, to building the next generation of social care facilities, and to seeing through dealing with the legacy of child sexual exploitation.

It’s the most comprehensive and ambitious Labour agenda ever set out at a local election in Rotherham.

You can read our plans in full by clicking here.

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