Vision and priorities

The vision for the borough is:

One borough; One community; London’s growth opportunity

Four corporate priorities support the vision:

  • encouraging civic pride
  • enabling social responsibility
  • growing the borough
  • well-run organisation

A new kind of council

We have been on a journey over the last few years, one that has seen us transform the council and the way we deliver our services.

At the heart of this transformation is our community.

As a new kind of council, we're changing our relationship with residents by empowering, building resilience and enabling them to fulfil their potential by providing opportunities to prosper.

We are outcomes-focused, directing attention and resources to the things that will have the most impact on improving the lives of residents.

We're agile, responsive and data-led, recognising the need to be more commercially-minded and entrepreneurial so that our services can be financially self-sufficient wherever possible, with the needs of our residents always at the forefront of what we do.

The journey is not yet complete, but through the work we've done to become a new kind of council, we have a clear plan developed with residents which will help us navigate and face the challenges the future may present together.

Encouraging civic pride Toggle accordion

This priority has the following set of objectives which define the areas of focus for the council, partners and community:

  • build pride, respect and cohesion across our borough
  • promote a welcoming, safe, and resilient community
  • build civic responsibility and help residents shape their quality of life
  • promote and protect our green and public open spaces
  • narrow the gap in attainment and realise high aspirations for every child

A detailed description of this priority:

Encouraging civic pride (PDF, 41.61 KB)

 

Enabling social responsibility Toggle accordion

This priority has the following set of objectives which define the areas of focus for the council, partners and community:

  • support residents to take responsibility for themselves, their homes and their community
  • protect the most vulnerable, keeping adults and children healthy and safe
  • ensure everyone can access good quality healthcare when they need it
  • ensure children and young people are well-educated and realise their potential
  • fully integrate services for vulnerable children, young people and families

A detailed description of this priority:

Enabling social responsibility (PDF, 87.47 KB)

Growing our borough Toggle accordion

This priority has the following set of objectives which define the areas of focus for the council, partners and community:

  • build high quality homes and a sustainable community
  • develop a local, skilled workforce and improve employment opportunities
  • support investment in housing, leisure, the creative industries and public spaces to enhance our environment
  • work with London partners to deliver homes and jobs across our growth hubs
  • enhance the borough’s image to attract investment and business growth

A detailed description of this priority:

Growing the borough (PDF, 101.22 KB)

Find out more about Growing the borough including our:

  • growth strategy
  • estate renewal programme
  • growth hubs

Well-run organisation Toggle accordion

This priority has the following set of objectives which define the areas of focus for the council, partners and community:

  • a digital council, with appropriate services delivered online
  • promote equalities in the workforce and community
  • implement a smarter working programme, making best use of accommodation and IT, allowing members and staff to work flexibly to support the community
  • continue to manage finances efficiently, looking for ways to make savings, generate income, and be innovative in service delivery

A detailed description of this priority:

Well-run organisation (PDF, 114.15 KB)

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