Barnsley 2030

About Barnsley 2030

It's time to believe in the possibilities of Barnsley, to look to the future with excitement and optimism. Our borough is a place that fosters and grows ambition, enabling everyone to be the best they can be.

How our journey started

In January 2020 we asked lots of people what Barnsley could be like by the year 2030, the challenges they feel they may face, either as a business owner, a resident or a student, and their ambitions for the future of our borough. This has helped to shape the vision, ambitions and strategy for the future of Barnsley.

Read the Barnsley 2030 strategy
Chris at Barnsley Market
Michelle - owner of Knitaway
Bryn in a library
Deli at Barnsley Market
Healthy Barnsley - Keeping ourselves and our families well is the key to living productive and happy lives

Healthy Barnsley

Our communities are united by a shared sense of pride in the borough where we look after and support each other.

Loving where you live has a big impact on physical and mental wellbeing. Everyone can enjoy the borough’s excellent cultural attractions, community groups, leisure facilities and outdoor spaces.

In times of need, people can get additional care and support, at the right time and in the right place.

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Learning Barnsley

We want people to aim high and excel in their education, so that more students can go on to higher level studies and learn at the best institutions.

Everyone can fulfil their learning potential, with plenty of opportunities for young and adult learners, helping people build their skills to get into, progress at and stay in work.

Barnsley is forward thinking and investing in skills for the future, so that learning opportunities prepare you for the modern workplace.

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Learning Barnsley - Developing skills, talent, and creativity within people of all ages will open up exciting prospects
Growing Barnsley - Open for business, with our central location, excellent links to major road networks, digital connectivity and attractive local offer

Growing Barnsley

There’s enormous growth potential, and the ambitious Local Plan nurtures commercial development and more quality jobs to boost our economy.

Our borough is a great place to invest, where businesses and customers support an economy that benefits everyone. Barnsley is the place for entrepreneurship, for establishing thriving start-ups and growing local businesses.

An inclusive place where everyone can find suitable employment, a quality, affordable home that’s right for them and make use of the fast and affordable digital resources they need.

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Sustainable Barnsley

People can get around in Barnsley easier than ever, with an increase in walking and cycle routes and better connections between workplaces, education, residential areas and our countryside.

We’re proud of our borough and must look after our local environment by reusing our resources. Together, we can reduce pollution, minimise waste, and support people to heat and power their homes, cars and businesses with affordable, sustainable energy.

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Sustainable Barnsley - We all have a part to play in protecting our borough for future generations
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Have an enquiry about Barnsley 2030?

If you've got a question about Barnsley 2030, or would like some more information, contact us online.

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Hear from people involved in Barnsley 2030

  • The 2030 vision, its ambitions and the activities that come from that which we will launch later on this year, will focus on the next nine years to make our borough a place where anything is possible.
    Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council
  • Barnsley 2030 is our collective long-term vision and ambition for our borough. It recognises what makes Barnsley special and provides us with a clear roadmap for what we need to do to further improve the borough and our community for everyone.
    Yiannis Koursis, Principal and Chief Executive of Barnsley College and Vice-Chair of the Barnsley 2030 Board

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