March 17, 2016
This is a plan for the council and for the whole of the city. It invites each and every one of us to play a part in creating a City for All – a City of Aspiration, Choice and Heritage.
Over the next five years, westminster will invest £60 million to build new and better homes, including 1,250 affordable homes across the city.
With their partners they will build the city’s first University Technical College. They will continue to back local businesses and help create jobs, including creating a new enterprise space for small and growing businesses in Church Street.
They will give extra support to people to buy their first home.
They will work with, and challenge out partners, to reduce by a third, within three years, the 10,000 residents who are long term unemployed.
Through the West End Partnership they will set out a 15 year plan to focus hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in the West End to secure the future of one of the most vibrant and exciting places on the planet for generations to come.
They will invest more than £1 million a year in services to tackle obesity and help people live a healthy lifestyle.
They will reward those who volunteer in their communities with up to 50,000 credits over the next three years to spend on activities such as cinema visits and sport.
Libraries will become the heart of our neighbourhoods and centres of information and community activity.
They will help families deal with problems the first time to prevent as many children as possible from going into care.
It will be easier than ever to contact the council and use their services online, anytime, anywhere.
Older people will have more choice and control over their care and with the NHS they will provide more people-focused, coordinated care so they can stay in their own home.
75 new City Inspectors will take to the streets to tackle anti-social behaviour and clampdown on irresponsible business practices.
Over the next three years they will invest £7 million, with their partners, in new public realm schemes, including walking and cycling improvements, and road safety schemes.
They will keep the city moving in preparation for the introduction of the first phase of Crossrail in 2018.
They will continue to remember the centenary of World War One through community events and we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the City of Westminster.
Over 500,000 people will enjoy the best ever West End theatre.
They will introduce a new basements planning policy in 2015.