Without Walls sets out and ensures the delivery of a long-term vision for York. This vision covers the issues that affect people's lives and can be divided into seven areas.
Without Walls is made up of people from influential organisations across York who meet four times a year. The group works with many other groups in the city to move the vision forward.
All Without Walls meetings are open to the public. Although the public can't vote in the meetings they can register to speak for a short time.
In response to the opportunities and challenges facing the city, Without Walls has identified three immediate partnership priorities that are critical to address in order to secure York's future.
Partnership Priorities 2011-2015
- Enabling Growth
- Creating the environment for growth
- Sharing Growth
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Without Walls sets out to and ensures the delivery of a long-term vision for York. This vision covers the issues that affect peoples's lives.
We aim to reduce our impact on the environment while maintaining York's special qualities and enabling the city and its communities to grow and thrive.
We will do our best to make sure that all citizens feel included in the life of York. We will help improve prospects for all, tackle poverty and exclusion and make services and facilities easy to access.
We want to inspire residents and visitors to free their creative talents and make York the most active city in the country. We will achieve this by providing high quality cultural and sporting activities for all.
We want to make sure that local people have access to world-class education and training facilities and provision. This will help them to develop the skills and aspirations they need to play an active part in society and contribute to the life of the city.
We want York to be a safer city with low crime rates and high opinions of the city's safety record.
We will continue to support York's successful economy to make sure that employment rates remain high and that local people benefit from new job opportunities.
We want to be a city where residents enjoy long healthy and independent lives. For this to happen we will make sure that people are supported to make healthy lifestyle choices and that health and social care services are quick to respond for those that need them.