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Sefton Council has launched a public consultation to collect views on how to help improve the borough’s economy for its residents, communities, and businesses.

Feedback from the consultation will help form a new Sefton Economic Strategy, the plan that looks at Sefton’s business and employment needs and sets out what the Council will do to help meet these needs.

Strategic economic growth is a key part of the Sefton 2030 Vision towards which the Council is working. 

This new consultation will enable the Council to understand better the needs of Sefton residents, business owners, organisations and investors, as it plans its Economic Strategy for the years 2022 to 2024.

Pre-consultation work has been undertaken, gathering the views on areas including employment and opportunities for work, business growth, investment, and social inclusion from a diverse range of people.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said:

“It is important to hear the views of the public, which enable Sefton Council to help create opportunities for the workforce and local businesses across Sefton.

“We recognise the importance of working with our many key partners and stakeholders from the private sector, communities, voluntary sector and local businesses. This consultation is for everyone, including those partners, and can help define our future.”

The council is encouraging those living or working in Sefton, as well as business owners, organisations, entrepreneurs, and investors to share their views by completing the online survey at yourseftonyoursay.gov.uk

The consultation is now open and will run for four weeks, up until Wednesday 17th August 2022.

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