Communities are the driving force of our borough. We have hundreds of residents who already give up their time to help others; including those who help friends and neighbours on an informal basis by cooking meals for lonely people or checking on the elderly, as well as people who formally volunteer in the community to run services.
We will continue to build a borough where different communities live happily alongside each other and have opportunities to come together. We will enable them to develop the connections and support networks that will enable them to achieve their full potential. We will also do all we can to tackle the inequalities that persist across our borough, in particular reducing the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children at all stages of people's school education and tackling health inequalities.