The council’s recent Community Wealth Building and ‘Towards a Better Newham’ Covid-19 Recovery strategies place high streets at the heart of creating an inclusive economy that supports the health and wellbeing of the people of Newham. The Newham High Streets programme aims to create a clear delivery plan for Pillar 5 of the Towards a Better Newham Covid-19 Recovery strategy, which mandates that the council will work towards High Streets that support healthier and happier communities, embedding the principles of 15-minutes neighbourhoods.
Newham’s high streets have been impacted significantly by Covid-19. We are hoping that this programme will help support their recovery, while focusing on the happiness and wellbeing of residents and businesses, to ensure they have what they need to deal with the challenges of recession and recovery. Given the recent challenges, the council and communities need to work together to collectively manage and nurture our high streets as a shared resource to build a fairer, greener, and better local economy.
Working collectively means that everyone has an important role to play in helping our high streets evolve to deal with the challenges they are facing now and in the future. We want to work with you, the people who live, work, and visit Newham’s High Streets, to identify a set of principles, potential projects, and develop cooperative partnerships that could guide future investment. We will work in phases to develop individual strategies for high streets across the borough. The first phase of the strategy, starting in 2020, will focus on Green Street, Forest Gate, Manor Park, and Little Ilford.
How to engage with the project?
Given the safety restrictions imposed by covid-19, we will be using the Newham Co-Create online platform to create opportunities for you to participate and keep you informed with the programme’s updates. On the platform you will find introductory information about the overall scope, approach, and objectives of Newham High Streets. Please sign up on the platform to be able to contribute to the delivery plans of the focus areas of phase one of the programme: Forest Gate, Green Street, Manor Park, and Little Ilford. Updates will be also communicated through Newham Council’s social media (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram).
If you would like to ask any questions or be added to our mailing list, please contact us via email at: [email protected] or via phone at: 08008611424, from Monday to Thursday, between 11am - 4pm.