About Hammersmith & Fulham Council

An overview of our council including our vision and priorities, our services, census data and statement of accounts.

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.

Our vision

In Hammersmith & Fulham, we do things differently, challenging old-fashioned thinking. We're radically reforming the council to modernise the way services are run and to put money back in residents' pockets.

Ruthless financial efficiency allows us to reduce the burden on residents by cutting or freezing council tax and charges for services.

Our philosophy is to enhance civic life by empowering residents to change their own neighbourhoods for the better. That includes giving residents a leading role in developing policy in public, with the public. We believe that, if we do this, residents themselves can often change things for the better, and do it faster than anyone else.

We want to be a council that acts with compassion so the most vulnerable among us are looked after.

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 always challenge the unfairness that threatens to leave people behind.

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. 

The H&F Plan - 2023 to 2026

Our priorities

Our business objectives 2022-23

This document sets out what we're aiming to achieve in the years ahead.

The H&F Council Business Objectives 2022-23 (pdf 4.6MB)

Our equality objectives

We've set objectives for 2021 to 2025.

Find out more about our equality objectives and our Equalities Plan.

Democracy in H&F

Our borough is divided into 21 wards. Each of these wards is represented by either two or three elected councillors, bringing the total number of councillors for the borough to 50. Councillors are elected every four years. The composition of the council is currently: Labour 40, Conservative 10.

Our services

About our borough

Ward profiles - detailed deomographic information about our 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.

Deprivation in Hammersmith and Fulham - provides a relative measure of deprivation for small areas in H&F.

H&F Council's statement of accounts - includes annual audit and inspection letters.

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