Climate change and Covid-19 are priorities in new council plan


    Councillors Farrington and Smith

    Residents and businesses are being asked to have their say on a plan for the future of Stafford Borough.

    Stafford Borough Council has refreshed their three-year business plan which continues to earmark growth, wellbeing in the community, and running a tight ship as its priorities.

    And the new plan has added climate change and green recovery as a priority - as well as highlighting how the local authority will work with partners to support communities hit hardest by Covid-19 to aid economic recovery.

    The council has been at the forefront of helping businesses and residents during the pandemic and have paid out more than £24m in business grants and supported over 7000 vulnerable residents through their ‘Community Hub’ initiative.

    Proposals set out in the plan when it was launched in 2018 have already come to fruition including the building of a new leisure centre in Stone and the £2.5m National Heritage Lottery funded restoration of Victoria Park in Stafford.

    People have until Sunday 13 December to give their feedback on the updated plan which can be found at

    Councillor Patrick Farrington, Leader of the Borough Council, said: “Our Corporate Business Plan sets out how we aim to grow our local economy by attracting investment and supporting businesses - especially those that are desperately trying to recover from the effects of Covid-19.

    “Climate change is a priority and for us to achieve what we have set out in our three-year plan we will need the support of partners, businesses and organisations throughout our community.”

    He added: “I would encourage everyone to have a read of the plan and then give us your views. This will let us know whether you think our priorities are the right ones to ensure Stafford Borough remains a great place to live, work and invest in - and that we are directing the resources of the council to those areas that most need it.”  

    You can take part in the consultation at or give us feedback by emailing


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