BARNSLEY Council has released a new plan which aims to continue its commitment to improving the borough.

The council will work on four key areas – health, learning, growing and sustainability.

Some of the key aspects over the next few years include developing the Barnsley Youth Zone, the Health on the High Street campaign and affordable warmth initiatives.

Sarah Norman, chief executive of Barnsley Council, said: “We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in our ambitions for Barnsley which was acknowledged by winning the fantastic accolade of two Council of the Year awards.

“We’re the first council to have won both awards in the same year. We’ve shown that we’re a bold, ambitious and forward-thinking council that delivers positive outcomes for our residents, businesses and communities.

“We have a clear vision for Barnsley to be a place of possibilities, and we’re determined to achieve it.

“Our plan sets out our journey over the next three years where we’ll continue to innovate, collaborate and transform our services to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.”