Corporate Plan 22 - 23
Welcome to our Corporate Plan for 22 - 23, setting out our achievements from 21 - 22 and details our plans to continue the transformation of our economy over the next 12 months.
A foreword from the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin.
As Mayor of West Yorkshire and Chair of the Combined Authority, I want West Yorkshire to be the best place to live, to work, to learn, to start a business and to raise a family. Where equality, diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do and there are no barriers to getting on and succeeding in life.
Our Combined Authority is transforming lives, boosting opportunity, connecting people and communities. And, with our partners, we are well-equipped to tackle the many challenges facing our region. I am working hard alongside our five West Yorkshire Local Authority leaders, and our LEP, to secure a fair, inclusive and lasting economic recovery from the pandemic, improve the region’s public transport system, tackle the climate emergency, put women and girls’ safety at the heart of policing and to boost culture, arts and the creative industries.
This Corporate Plan sets out the Combined Authority’s ambitious plans to continue the work that we have started since I became Mayor in May 2021.
I’m proud of what we have achieved so far.
• Supported the creation of more than 600 new green jobs for young people.
• Secured £900 million to invest in the region’s transport system, including £200 million to progress a new mass transit system.
• Launched an enhanced partnership with bus operators to
lower fares and improve services.
• Delivered a new Police and Crime Plan with a focus on Women and Girls’ Safety and secured multiyear funding deals to reduce violence and support victims.
• Committed £40 million to tackle the climate emergency over the next three years.
• Funded the Mayor’s Screen Diversity Programme.
• Expanded the number of low earners eligible for free training via the devolved Adult Education Budget.
• Launched our Enterprise programme, engaging learners,
start-ups and high value innovators.
This Corporate Plan sets out the Combined Authority’s ambitious plans to tackle these and other challenges facing our region over the coming year and beyond, as well as fulfilling my manifesto pledges.
One year ago, I was truly honoured to be elected as the first ever Mayor of West Yorkshire. I would like to once again thank everyone who continues to place their trust in me. I can promise you and the people of West Yorkshire that I will continue working hard to deliver on my ten pledges to you, so we can truly level-up our communities and ensure that everyone living here has the opportunity to flourish.Mayor Of West Yorkshire
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