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.
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
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.
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.
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:
donating to the Westminster Charitable Trust through the Westminster Community Contribution Scheme, supporting young people, helping rough sleepers off the streets and helping lonely people feel less isolated
finding out about our work to create a net zero carbon city and let us know your ideas for tackling climate change
getting involved in Open Forums to speak directly with the Leader, Cabinet and senior officers about the local issues that matter the most to you. We also will be rolling out a series of area based meetings to discuss local issues
joining our City Lions programme if you are between 13 and 16 years old to make the most of the fantastic opportunities in our city
volunteering with Westminster Connects to support vulnerable people in the city
Donate a bike to our Westminster Wheels programme, which is helping young people build new skills in cycle mechanics.