Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. 72% of the population are from BAME communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, Newham is an exciting and challenging borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
The Borough boasts iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Excel centre, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London. Newham is changing rapidly, benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. We expect to see an additional 2,500 jobs created over the next decade, injecting £1.5 billion to the local economy.
As Newham’s economic increases, we want to ensure a high-quality and safe environment for the community around us. Aware of the adverse effects that climate change, pollution and congestion brings, we have outlined key objectives within the corporate plan to provide a safe, clean and sustainable borough, supporting a community where our residents can thrive.
The council is led by directly elected Mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz, and 60 locally elected councillors who make decisions on how to provide local services on behalf of the local people. The Mayor is responsible for all executive decisions, providing strategic leadership across the borough. The day to day delivery of council services is led by Chief Executive, Althea Loderick, supported by Jamie Blake the Director of Environment & Sustainable Transport.
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The local transformation plan outlines the priorities we have set ourselves for 2020/21. We want to be in a position to improve emotional wellbeing and mental health outcomes for the children and young people of Newham. We believe that the children and young people should be at the heart of decision making and service developments, receiving the right care, at the right time in the right place. This reflects a shared commitment to children’s wellbeing across Newham CCG, London Borough of Newham, local providers and key stakeholders, including children, young people, parents and carers.
Although the agreed plan is challenging one, we are determined to continue to provide high quality care and improvements for our residents. Remaining committed to the development of a whole system approach, we’re consistently promoting resilience and wellbeing for all, identifying emerging needs and early help in the most effective and accessible way.