Council priorities

The council is here to serve local residents and we want to put that at the heart of everything we do. We have listened very carefully to what you have been telling us and are making it a priority to deliver on the things that really matter to you. 

We have three top priorities for the borough which are:

  • Genuinely affordable housing.
    This means working with landlords to improve renting in the borough, as well as continuing our house building and estate regeneration programmes. It also means demanding that homes in the borough are of a good quality and safe to live in, and helping to tackle homelessness. In addition we want sustainable transport on our roads, to help our homes and streets breathe easier and tackle congestion – that involves encouraging cycling and walking.
  • Opportunities and living incomes
    This will involve continuing to find ways to attract investment and jobs by maximising regeneration opportunities such as Crossrail, as well as helping young people reach their potential. We want to have even more schools rated ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ by Ofsted; and we will continue creating more chances to find training, apprenticeships and achieve ‘up-skilling’; it also means encouraging businesses to adopt the London Living Wage and helping those on benefit to secure a better income.
  • A healthy and great place
    Working with residents to build strong, fair communities and to keep the borough a clean, safe and attractive place to live. That includes keeping people physically active, well and independent; helping those who need care to live better lives; encouraging sport and leisure; and striving to improve our air quality and reduce crime. It also means working with others to maintain the excellence of our parks and open spaces, and the streets we live in.

The cabinet, the council’s main decision-making body, will help drive forward the priorities and make sure that our services are meeting your needs.

The council's corporate plan shows how the council's three priorities will be worked towards, and measured, over the next four years.