Our council plan

Our Council Plan for 2021 to 2024 sets out what we aim to achieve over three years. Our plan gives us a clear direction to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build our borough back better and fairer. It focuses on how we collectively deliver our services across the council to best support residents, communities, partners and business. It explains what we want to do, how we plan to do it, and how we'll measure whether we're on track to achieve it.

The Council Plan has been developed by the work that has taken place for the Barnsley 2030 project through a series of activities with residents, businesses, employees and other key stakeholders across the borough to build a picture of what Barnsley is like now and want it to be like by 2030. 

Our priorities

We have five new priorities which are supported by 12 outcomes:

  • Healthy Barnsley
  • Learning Barnsley
  • Growing Barnsley
  • Sustainable Barnsley
  • Enabling Barnsley is our underlying priority to ensure that our council is modern, inclusive, efficient, productive and high-performing.

Our People Strategy

Our People Strategy is for all our staff, it has been designed to help them to be the best they can be, making sure they feel empowered to share their ideas and have the support, opportunities and inclusive culture they need to thrive.

It will help us to be in the best place possible to deliver on our Barnsley 2030 ambitions and Council Plan priorities.

Key themes: 

  • having effective leadership, values and culture
  • maximising our organisational capacity and capability
  • supporting staff to have a great employee experience.

Performance management

Our performance management framework includes regular progress and performance reports against the Council Plan.

Check the council performance section of our website for the latest report.