Delivering on Priorities for the City

Delivering on Priorities for the City Image

Narrowing of the poverty attainment gap, the imminent opening of V&A Dundee, an increase in recycling rates and a reduction in delayed discharges from hospitals are among the highlights of a progress report on the councilโ€™s โ€œroadmapโ€ for the city.

The policy and resources committee (Monday August 20) will be presented with a progress report on the council plan 2017-22.

A number of scorecards highlight achievements for the city and show where work is ongoing to make improvements for people across the city.

Council leader John Alexander said: โ€œThis is an exciting time for the city and our progress report outlines areas where we are making a difference to peopleโ€™s lives across Dundee.

โ€œThis is a bold and ambitious plan. We are determined to work hard with our partners to make the city a better place for everyone. This is why priorities like cutting fuel poverty and pursuing our fairness agenda are so important.

โ€œWe want to ensure that no one is left behind in the development of our city economy.

โ€œThis is why education is so important and so I am pleased that the poverty-related attainment gap is closing and that significant improvements are being measured in literacy and numeracy results in P7.

โ€œWe are already seeing more opportunities being created in the city, with new jobs and less unemployment.

โ€œIn the past week BT has created over 100 new jobs and we are seeing recruitment rising for the headquarters of Social Security Scotland.โ€

The five year plan covers 2017-2022 and the progress report outlines the way forward over a number of service areas.

 

Councillor Alexander added: โ€œI am aware that there are many challenges still to be tackled.

โ€œThe city council cannot work alone and I am pleased that our partners in the public, private education and third sectors are playing a major part in these efforts.

โ€œThis progress report is only the first staging post in a longer journey and it really gives us inspiration to move forward.โ€

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