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Cabinet approves economic recovery plan

Article date - 07 January 2021

St Helens Borough Council’s cabinet has approved plans to kickstart the borough’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Drafted before the third national lockdown was introduced, the St Helens Economic Recovery Plan outlines the scale of the challenges, opportunities that exist in St Helens Borough and the practical projects to address the challenges.

The plan focuses on:

In response to the pandemic, the council continues to support residents and businesses in the short-term, including:

Welcoming the report, Councillor Kate Groucutt, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Business said: “As a council, one of our top priorities is to support a strong, diverse and well-connected local economy with an aim to improve economic growth, support businesses to start and grow here in St Helens Borough, and generate good quality jobs for local people.  

“The key to the success of the St Helens economy will be our relationships and partnerships at a local level. This economic recovery plan has, at its heart, the intention to work closely with stakeholders within our borough and across the region, including business leaders, education and skills providers, young people, public sector partners, and the community and voluntary sector.  

“The council’s role will be to facilitate and enable a range of projects and to deliver an economic recovery plan. Despite the challenges of the last year, we can look forward with optimism at the opportunities facing our Borough, and together rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic with a greener, healthier and stronger economy and a borough we all can be proud of.”

The plan will now be the subject of a six-week consultation with businesses, partners, and residents.