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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.