Our commitments for the next five years
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we are firmly focused on the future and how we can help Elmbridge to recover. We also see it as an opportunity to create change, making Elmbridge a place where everyone can thrive.
In our newly published five-year plan, we share our commitments for the next five years (from 2022-2027) and our plan for working with our partners and the local community to support more people across Elmbridge.
While COVID-19 has affected all our lives, the impact has fallen unevenly and unequally. Those already struggling have been hit hardest and for many people living in our borough, life post-pandemic is full of uncertainty. Even before the pandemic, Elmbridge was a borough of extreme inequality. While some people living in the area are very well off, many are struggling. The pandemic has exacerbated these inequalities and we are seeing increasing numbers of families living in poverty.
Over the next five years, we are committed to working with our partners to tackle child poverty in our local area, to help alleviate the housing crisis in Elmbridge by providing more affordable homes, and to find new ways of working with and for our local community.
You can read more about our five key priorities in our newly published plan. And if you have ideas about how we can help improve the lives of people in Elmbridge, come and tell us. Only by listening to our community can we evolve, grow and continue to meet the needs of the people we serve.