With £22 billion being invested into major regeneration projects, Newham is the future of the capital in terms of regeneration and opportunity.
We have the most diverse community in the UK and the youngest population in the country, providing us with a willing and ambitious workforce. Alongside this, Newham has a great future with 55,000 new homes being built by 2025 and 50,000 new jobs being created, truly making the borough a place where people choose to live, work and stay.
Where in the world are we?
- International travel – London City airport offers routes to 30 destinations across the UK and Europe plus business flights to New York.
- Six Underground stations – 15 minutes to central London by tube
- By car – 11 minutes to the M25 and five minutes to the M11
- Six rail stations – seven minutes to St Pancras
- Crossrail – five crossrail train links to be completed by 2017
- A multi-million pound cable car spanning the Royal Docks
Getting better everyday
Newham London’s vision is to make our borough a place where people choose to live, work and stay. Everything the council does centres around “resilience” – ensuring people have the right skills to overcome difficult circumstances and thrive, whatever their background.
Why Newham is unique:
- 87% of residents say this is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well with each other.
- Over 200,000 people enjoy free Newham events.
- Free School Meals for every primary school pupil in the borough
- Newham is home to Westfield Stratford City, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe.
- Newham is the most ethnically diverse place in England and Wales.
- Over 200 languages and dialects are spoken in Newham.
- Newham has the highest proportion of young people in the country.
According to destination Newham – 100,000 jobs will be created by 2025 in the borough. Also – The introduction of The International Quarter (a £2.3bn strategic development in Stratford, London E20) will be a major new employment hub in East London, creating a further 25,000 jobs in total.
Who’s in charge?
The council is led by directly elected Mayor, Sir Robin Wales and 60 locally elected councillors who make decisions on how to provide local services on behalf of local people. The Mayor is responsible for all executive decisions and provides strategic leadership. The 60 councillors have been elected to represent the residents from the 20 wards across the borough. The day to day delivery of council services is led by the Chief Executive, Kim Bromley-Derry.
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