Council priorities 2015 - 2018



  • providing neighbourhood officers who will work with the community to keep your streets clean
  • establishing an anti-social behaviour team to help keep our streets feeling safe
  • continuing to collect your bins every week, providing a free bulky waste service and prosecuting fly tippers
  • delivering an anti-gangs programme in partnership with the police to provide our young people and their families with a positive future
  • supporting our schools and colleges to provide top quality education and training across the borough
  • working to improve our town centres so that they have the quality mix of shops and services that you want
  • actively promoting a borough wide spend local campaign to keep wealth in our borough and support local businesses
  • providing an investment fund for local businesses and services in our town centres
  • delivering a private sector landlord licensing scheme which benefits tenants by improving standards and makes the area better for those who live around them
  • building new council homes for Waltham Forest residents in work
  • encouraging new houses to be built where they can deliver prosperous communities with access to the local services and infrastructure they need
  • building more specialist houses which allow older residents to stay in a home of their own with the support they need to be independent
  • freezing Council Tax until at least 2016 and continuing to fund the freedom pass scheme
  • providing young and older residents with a range of activities and support such as free swimming, holiday clubs and Christmas lunches
  • supporting an extensive arts and events programme for everyone, via the council and in the community
  • maintaining high quality parks, green spaces and affordable, modern leisure centres

Read the priorities special edition of Waltham Forest News (5.1MB PDF file)