An interesting and very positive development spinning off from the ongoing regeneration of the new town centre is an agreement between the parties involved to create training and jobs for local people.
Stevenage Works is a new partnership initiative between Stevenage Borough Council, North Herts College and Job Centre + which aims to ensure that local people benefit from the significant regeneration and housing investments that are being made in our town through the provision of training and work opportunities. This is a great example of SBC working both collaboratively and cooperatively with key local organisations for the benefit of those who live and work in the town. Stevenage Labour Party wish all those involved every success and look forward to seeing the Stevenage Works programme develop over the coming months and years. Localism is not a new idea in politics but recent examples from Labour led councils around the country are proving that that investing in local people and local suppliers works for prosperity.