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Have your say on plans to boost borough’s economy

Published Friday 4 September, 2020
Last updated on Thursday 15 October, 2020

People can now have their say on how Swale Borough Council plans to stimulate the borough’s economy.

The council is seeking public input on their economic development action plan which outlines how they plan to support growth in the borough’s economy.

The three-year plan sets out how the council will contribute to strengthening Swale’s economy, deliver improved quality and choice in local employment opportunities and enhance the quality of life for residents by raising Swale’s profile.

The topics up for discussion include securing investment, supporting local business and improving skills.

Cllr Monique Bonney, cabinet member for economy and property at the council, said:

“We already wanted to do more to help grow the local economy before coronavirus, and now it’s even more important that we do what we can to help secure local jobs and support local firms.

“Some of the actions we’re proposing include simplifying our Swale means business website to make it easier for businesses to find the support they need, talking to local businesses who are adapting to the new normal to take part in case studies, and creating programs to help people who’ve been made redundant get back into the workforce.

“As a small council we can only do so much, but it’s important we use what we do have effectively so that we can help as many people as possible, and this is where the local community come in.

“We want to hear people’s thoughts on how we plan to approach the task of rebuilding the local economy and urge residents, businesses and organisations to take part, get in touch, tell us their thoughts.”

Public consultation for the economic development action plan is available until 10 September.

For more information and to take part in the economic development action plan consultation visit our consultations page.