Nottingham Plan Annual Report Year 2
Good progress towards 2020 Vision
One Nottingham's Annual Report 2011/12 shows that despite the difficult economic climate, significant success has been achieved in the second year of the Nottingham Plan to 2020.
A strong focus on supporting economic growth, including:
- Developing The Nottingham Growth Plan, to help drive Nottingham's economy forward
- Starting work on Phase Two of the tram network connecting south west Nottingham to the city centre
- Establishing the Employer Hub, which has secured over 600 job and apprenticeship opportunities for local people
- Helping young people into sustainable employment through the £1.5m Nottingham Jobs Fund.
Cohesive communities with locally delivered services:
- Increasing citizen satisfaction with their neighbourhoods
- Creating new neighbourhood structures to help the City Council, Nottinghamshire Police and other partners work better together to tackle local issues.
Continued improvement in education levels:
- Improving attainment once again in English and Maths at age 11
- Celebrating the best GCSE results ever in the city
- Achieving the lowest levels of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) among other similar cities.
Nottingham is cleaner, safer and greener:
- Falling crime taking levels to their lowest since the 1980s
- Citizen satisfaction with the way in which the Council and Police tackle crime and anti-social behaviour increasing to an all time high
- Carbon emissions falling to the lowest among the Core Cities.
Chair of One Nottingham, Councillor David Mellen, said: "We have seen some significant achievements over the last year, despite the difficult economic conditions, thanks to strong collaborative working with our partners and citizens. We and our partners remain ambitious for Nottingham and while progress is encouraging, we recognise the scale of the challenge ahead and are still focused on stimulating economic growth and breaking the cycle of poverty."
Key priorities for the partnership are:
- Supporting our most vulnerable people
- Stimulating economic growth and prioritising local jobs for local people
- Intervening early to prevent difficulties and problems arising later
- Providing visible services in neighbourhoods
- Ensuring local people are able to enjoy themselves in Nottingham.