Priorities will target resources across town

Children from Revoe Primary School take part in the free breakfast scheme with Blackpool Council.
Children from Revoe Primary School take part in the free breakfast scheme with Blackpool Council.
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Town hall chiefs have published a ‘road map’ setting out strategies for the next three years which it is hoped will help secure a better future for the resort.

The plan focuses on three main areas for action - raising aspirations, creating a prosperous town and promoting healthy communities.

It is hoped the plan will help the council, which will see its budget reduced by up to £68m during the three-year time frame, cope with the challenges ahead.

The council’s executive will discuss the proposals when it meets on Monday.

Blackpool Council leader Coun Simon Blackburn said: “As with any organisation, it is vital Blackpool Council puts in place long-term strategies.

“A great deal of work has been put into the Council Plan to ensure it looks at all aspects of our work and how it can help to push Blackpool in the right direction.

“If approved, it will be used as a reference point when creating policy and taking decisions.

“We also feel it’s particularly important to make what we’re doing and why clear to residents, staff and everyone we work with over the coming months and years because of the budgetary pressures that we face.”

Initiatives ranging from the free school breakfast scheme introduced earlier this year, to hopes of creating a heritage centre in the Winter Gardens are part of the plan.

It is hoped looking at the bigger picture will enable council bosses identify the best way to target resources.