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City for All 2021-2022

In Westminster, we are working to create a world class City for All.

Since our City for All Vision and Strategy was last published, the world has changed beyond recognition. Our refreshed strategy for 2021 sets out how we will support communities to help them to recover from the pandemic and become stronger, healthier and greener.

To get our city back on track, we have outlined a programme of work to help build a dynamic post-pandemic economy that can respond flexibly to change.   

Alongside this, we will continue to tackle the climate emergency, support our vibrant communities, and harness technology to improve people’s lives. 

 

Read our City for All strategy 2021/22

 

Listen to the Council Leader Rachael Robathan talk about how we are working to make Westminster a City for All.

 

City for All launch - BSL version 

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Issued nearly 900 new licences to allow businesses to provide outdoor hospitality.

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Facilitated more efficient parcel deliveries across the West End.

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Delivered over 725 new affordable homes since 2017 – and on track to deliver more than 1,850 by 2023. 

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Distributed over 4,000 laptops to children without access to a personal computer.

Thriving Economy 

We have outlined a new programme of work to help reinvigorate our high streets and the West End, address unemployment, particularly among young people, and attract sustainable investment to the city.

Working with residents and businesses, we will help our high streets to grow sustainably and support the communities that depend on them. We will work with groups particularly impacted by the pandemic, enabling our communities to thrive in a greener post-covid economy.

Greener and Cleaner

The climate emergency remains the biggest challenge of our generation. We will support the city to recover in a way that is sustainable and creates a healthier environment all. 

We will embed sustainability into the foundations of the city, by building it into our services, supply chain, road networks, planning policies and green spaces.

We will work with our partners, communities and businesses to develop a climate emergency action plan and make Westminster net zero by 2040. 

Vibrant Communities 

Our strategy sets out to improve the lives of every resident – helping to build the homes people need, creating excellent education and employment prospects and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.  

We will provide an outstanding offer for people living in social housing and the private rented sector.   

We are committed to tackling the inequalities our communities face - particularly among minority ethnic, low-income and vulnerable groups, which have been exacerbated by Covid-19. 

Smart City

Westminster will be a global centre of innovation, which uses  new tools and technology to improve opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors.   

We will leverage technology to enhance how we deliver our services, reduce our carbon emissions, and enable users to be digital by choice. 

We will co-create solutions with our residents to ensure we are targeting and solving challenges specific to their lives.  

Working together for a City for All

Every single one of us – whether council, resident, family, business, voluntary group or visitor – has a part to play in creating a City for All.

You can do your bit by: 

Download the PDF version of our City For All Vision and Strategy 2021-22

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