About Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Hammersmith & Fulham is one of London's leading councils. We aim to be the best. The council is currently controlled by a Labour Party administration and the Leader of the Council is Councillor Stephen Cowan.
In Hammersmith & Fulham, we do things differently, challenging old-fashioned thinking. We're remodelling public services on a grand scale to ensure they are resident-focused.
Ruthless financial efficiency allows us to reduce the buden on residents by cutting or freezing council tax and charges for services.
We're ambitious for the borough. We know we'll succeed if we bring people together and work with them to ensure we tackle what holds us back.
H&F is a connected community that's on the up. There's opportunity here, but the prosperity must be shared by everyone, not just the few. We'll hold the powerful to account to ensure these benefits are enjoyed by all.
- Building shared propserity
- Creating a compassionate council
- Doint things with residents, not to them
- Being ruthlessly financially efficient
- Taking pride in Hammersmith & Fulham
Saving our hospitals and defending local NHS services
We oppose NHS proposals to downgrade Charing Cross hospital and replace it with a 'local hospital' led by GPs on just 13% of the current site. We commissioned Michael Mansfield QC to review the proposals and you can read his report, along with all the work we've been doing to save Charing Cross, on our hospitals page.
Our Annual Report
- We're the only council in London to have cut, then, frozen council tax over the last four years.
- We're the only council in the country to abolish home care charges.
- We have the largest-ever number of council-funded officers on our streets.
Read about this and what else we have been doing in our annual report.
Our Business Plan
This document sets out the council’s priorities and the outcomes we aim to achieve in the year ahead.
Your democratic representatives
Our borough is divided into 16 wards. Each of these wards is represented by either two or three councillors, bringing the total number of councillors for the borough to 46. Councillors are elected every four years. The composition of the council is currently: Labour 26, Conservative 20.
Our services and plans
The work of the council is directed by our community strategy, our corporate plan and service-specific strategies which you can find here:
About our borough
Census information - Summaries and detailed statistics on the population of Hammersmith & Fulham, from the 2011 census. The latest estimated population, as at July 2012, is 179,850.
Ward profiles - detailed deomographic information about each of our 16 wards
The borough profile - provides a dynamic picture of life in H&F and covers the borough’s demographic, social, economic and environmental characteristics in an easy to use graphic-driven format.
H&F Council's statement of accounts - includes annual audit and inspection letters.