Corporate Plan a “bold set of priorities” to deliver a stronger, safer, and kinder borough for everyone

Hammersmith & Fulham Council pledges to put fairness, equity, and inclusion at the heart of everything it does.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council pledges to put fairness, equity, and inclusion at the heart of everything it does in its new Corporate Plan.

The comprehensive plan – formally adopted this month – details the council’s ambitions and the actions it will take with residents, businesses and partners to implement the council’s six core values.

Building shared prosperity

The plan sets out actions so that local prosperity can be shared by everyone and every child and young person can lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. It highlights how H&F will build genuinely affordable housing and high-quality housing services.

It commits to building H&F as a global economic hotspot through the Industrial Strategy, by supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups, and creating more local jobs and opportunities for those furthest away from the jobs market.

An artist's impression of the new Hartopp and Lannoy housing development.

Rising to the challenge of the climate and ecological emergency

H&F declared a climate and ecological emergency in 2019 and is targeting becoming a net carbon zero borough by 2030.

The council will work with residents and partners to build a clean, safe and sustainable future that works for the benefit of all people and the environment and enable the recovery of the borough’s rich local ecosystems.

Creating a compassionate and inclusive council

H&F aims to be a council that acts with compassion and inclusivity to ensure the borough is a place for everybody. It will put the health and happiness of all residents first so that they can live independently and Disabled people have the same rights as everyone else. 

The council will also seek out new ways to free residents from poverty and its impacts.

Action on Disability's new centre for Independent Living in Fulham was opened in June 2023 by staff, H&F councillors and local residents.

Taking pride in H&F

Residents are proud to live and work in H&F and deserve access to places that are safe, clean and green. H&F will invest to ensure the borough remains a great place to live, work and thrive, with London’s best mix of world-class culture, creativity, and community arts.

The Grade II-listed Town Hall will be transformed to be one of the most environmentally positive and accessible community buildings in Britain. The council will crack down on anti-social behaviour and use the full breadth of its regulatory powers to tackle rogue traders and landlords.

Doing things with residents, not to them

The plan states that we only succeed in our ambitions if we bring people with us. H&F has listened and worked with residents to help do this, by co-producing more and more of its work and engaging with more and more residents.

The council will continue to use resident insight and feedback to inform how it works and maintains a strong and capable third sector that is well equipped to support its rapidly changing communities.

Being ruthlessly financially efficient

The council has remodelled its services to cut inefficiency which has allowed it to maintain very low council tax and charges for residents. It will continue to protect essential statutory council services and drive further innovation through making the best use of data, technology, partnerships and a commercial mindset.

The plan commits to continue to invest wisely in homes, services, public spaces and workforce to ensure long term financial resilience and deliver the best services from council staff and contractors.

The latest Corporate Plan builds on the business objectives published in September 2022.

Cllr Rowan Ree, H&F Cabinet Member for Finance and Reform, said the plan was "a bold set of policy priorities designed to make Hammersmith & Fulham a stronger, safer, and kinder borough for everyone."

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