Redbridge Labour marks 100 days in power

16 Sep

Earlier this month we marked 100 days of us coming into power as the new administration of Redbridge Council. We have delivered more than half our pledges in our first 100 days, and a number of additional initiatives, including:

  • Thirty Minutes Free Parking, fully implemented by the end of September
  • Free bulky waste collection extended to cover the whole Borough
  • Lift Parking restrictions on Bank Holidays
  • Investment in public toilets in key locations –
  • Re- instatement of weekly sweeps across the whole Borough
  • Introduced new ways to hold conversations with the public about the future of the Council
  • Reduced Councillors allowances and cut bureaucratic Council meetings
  • Achieved a new investment for the Redbridge Cycling Centre
  • Increase Funding for Crime Prevention including developing a local Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) using targeted police powers, support for Neighbourhood Watch Plus schemes, and an Advocacy and Support Programme for victims of Hate Crime
  • Distributed £196,341 of match funding through the Council Community Fund
  • Securing the future of the South Woodford library through an investment £600,000
  • Increased the Council’s housing stock through the Purchase and Repair Scheme, which saw £2.15m invested to increase the supply of affordable housing

The next 100 days will see:

  • The publication of our corporate strategy for the lifespan of this administration, setting our key priorities for the Borough and the Council
  • Publication of initial budget proposals, including a major consultation with residents as to where and how the Council spends money and provides services
  • Proposals for the new swimming pool in Ilford
  • The launch of a number of new initiatives to support our key administration priorities
  • Consultation on a private landlord registration scheme
  • Initiatives on financial inclusion and supporting residents who are currently struggling with the cost of living

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