The council is here to serve local residents and we want to put that at the heart of everything we do. We are making it a priority to deliver on the things that really matter to your redisents.
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 council’s four-year Corporate Plan sets out an ambitious vision for the borough while managing the challenges faced. It demonstrates how the council will work with residents, partner organisations, businesses, the voluntary sector and staff to make Ealing an even better place to live, work and visit.
The plan identifies the council’s three priorities for the next four years: good, genuinely affordable homes; opportunities and living income; a healthy great place – and shows how the aims of the Future Ealing programme will support and deliver on these priorities.
For more information about the Council, please visit our website www.ealing.gov.uk