Ros Jones, Labour’s candidate for Doncaster Mayor is promising to lead Doncaster’s recovery as coronavirus restrictions start to be eased.
Says Ros “It is a huge honour to be chosen to stand for a third term to serve the Doncaster borough I love and the party I am proud to represent. “This virus has cost Doncaster people dear. We have lost loved ones, missed births, weddings and funerals, and many of our shops, pubs and hospitality businesses have been hit hard. Now we must restart our recovery together.
“I have ensured we get relief grants to businesses quickly, over £80million to date, and £40million in rate relief. These grants have been a lifeline for many businesses.
But we must do more. That’s why we must vaccinate, restart, and get Doncaster moving.
My first pledges include:
1 Let’s Vaccinate Doncaster. Lead a campaign to offer vaccination to every adult by end of July. Re-opening our economy safely whilst continuing to combat the virus.
2 Restart and recovery. Support local high streets, local firms and local people. Better jobs by improving skills.
3 Get Doncaster moving again with a flat rate 80p fare for young people; upgrades for local railway stations; dedicated cycle ways and more electric vehicle charging points.
“And we will continue to attract new firms into Doncaster and create new jobs; and the best range of courses for students and for apprentices.”
Under the leadership of Mayor Ros, Doncaster’s education offer has been boosted by the opening of the new University Training College; degree courses on offer at Doncaster College and the success of New College Doncaster.
Mayor Ros has also overseen the development of new link roads and growing business parks – such as the iPort, G-Park in Armthorpe and the DN7 development, which open the prospect of new firms and employment opportunities for the people of Doncaster.
Ros will be unveiling new policies to create a safer and greener Doncaster for all, ensuring no one is left behind.
The pandemic remains top of Mayor Ros Jones priorities. She has offered every support the Council could give to help the vaccination roll out and support the lives and livelihoods of Doncaster residents. Doncaster Council has made premises available for vaccination centres, used dedicated staff to support volunteers and encouraged Labour councillors to volunteer.
So far, over 120,000 people can now say “jab done” after receiving their first dose.
Said Ros: “We are at the start of our recovery from Coronavirus. So, lets vaccinate Doncaster, keep this virus at bay and build a Stronger, Safer, Cleaner, Greener Doncaster. Together.”
Voting is on Thursday 6 May. People can apply for a postal vote up to 20 April. To vote by post, ring Doncaster Electoral Services 0800 180 4604