Residents Have Their Say On Economic Strategy
Published Thursday 26th April 12
Residents and businesses in Ribble Valley are being given their say on the economic development of the area.
Ribble Valley Borough Council is to review its economic strategy, which sets out a series of economic aims and objectives for the area.
The strategy outlines activities that will help the borough realise its economic potential and future prosperity, and sets out five key themes covering a range of issues, such as employment, business support, skills, transport and infrastructure.
Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Michael Ranson said: "The council formally adopted its economic strategy in 2009, which contains a number of references to various structures and programmes that have since changed.
"While the key themes in the strategy remain the same, it is important that a full review of the document and its various strands of activity takes place.
"We therefore welcome the views of the community on the strategy in order to establish a strong direction towards sustaining a strong and prosperous Ribble Valley."
Ribble Valley is noted for its low unemployment and beautiful countryside, but research in many rural areas has revealed pockets of hidden deprivation, such as under-employment, an exodus of talented young people, poor public transport and a low wage economy.
Copies of the review document are available at the Ribble Valley Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, and on the Economic Strategy 2012 page.
The deadline for responses is Friday 8 June, and further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council's regeneration team on 01200 414531.