New Deal for Newham

We have agreed the budget for 2016/2017 and a New Deal for residents.

Our response to Newham’s Budget Challenge

Last summer the Mayor launched Newham’s Budget Challenge, an extensive borough-wide consultation seeking to get residents’ views on the difficult choices we face to set this year’s budget.

The consultation saw over 3,700 residents take part helping us to agree our budget for 2016/2017 and a New Deal for residents.

This is what it means for you:
  • No cuts to frontline services
  • Freeze Newham’s part of the Council Tax for the eighth successive year
  • Lowest Council Tax in Outer London
  • £100 million spent over ten years on roads, paths and lights to keep Newham moving
  • Borough-wide residential parking zones giving residents priority over parking in their neighbourhood; support for car clubs; tougher enforcement of yellow box junctions
  • Visitor teams to encourage residents, businesses and schools to recycle and keep neighbourhoods free of rubbish
  • £1 million on an enforcement team to deal with those who dump rubbish
  • 40 additional police officers
  • Help for residents to find jobs through our employment service Workplace
  • Improving properties in the private rented sector and delivering more affordable homes
  • Bulky waste collection charge for 12-month trial period
  • Introduce the Government’s two per cent care tax to cover their underfunding of adult social care services.

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