Our vision for Bromley is presented in our corporate strategy Making Bromley Even Better 2021-2031. We want our borough to be
‘A fantastic place to live and work, where everyone can lead healthy, safe and independent lives’
We have five ambitions for the next stage of our journey. These are:
- For children and young people to grow up, thrive and have the best life chances in families who flourish and are happy to call Bromley home.
- For adults and older people to enjoy fulfilled and successful lives in Bromley, ageing well, retaining independence and making choices.
- For people to make their homes in Bromley and for business, enterprise and the third sector to prosper.
- For residents to live responsibly and prosper in a safe, clean and green environment great for today and a sustainable future.
- To manage our resources well, providing value for money, and efficient and effective services for Bromley’s residents.
Our ambitions will be delivered jointly by the council and partner agencies. We believe firmly that strong partnerships across local public services, our voluntary and community sectors, faith and community groups and business are key to delivering our plans.
We know that agencies in the partnership commission and provide many of the services which matter to residents and businesses in Bromley. Working individually and in partnerships we share responsibility for improving outcomes in the borough. We are convinced that by aligning ambitions and by strengthening our collaboration, we will succeed in making Bromley an even better borough. Pledging our support for this plan, we will be held accountable for its delivery.
Our officer and political structures are all aligned to deliver this vision through our portfolio plans.
We want to create an environment where individuals and communities can thrive and where people can lead healthier and more independent, self-reliant lifestyles, allowing the council to focus more on supporting the borough’s most vulnerable residents. Services are underpinned by the principles of early intervention and prevention. The council also wants Bromley to be a place where children and young people can be successful, supported into work and offered advice and signposting to self-help solutions and where everyone feels safe.
London South East Colleges is one college with sites across South East London. We are committed to delivering the highest quality skills development in London and the South East and work with over 500 employers to ensure the education and training we deliver is exactly what industry needs.
The NHS South East London Integrated Care Board is an NHS statutory organisation. We bring together partners involved in planning and providing NHS services, working together to meet the health needs of the population within south east London and deliver the Integrated Care Partnership’s strategy. We are responsible for allocating NHS resource to deliver this plan.
The Metropolitan Police aims to make London the safest global city, to be the best crime fighters and to earn the trust and confidence of every community. Police officers take pride in the quality of their services and want people to be love, respect and be proud of London’s Met.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is London's fire and rescue service - the busiest in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world. The LFB’s aim is to make London a safer city and be a world class fire and rescue service for London, Londoners and visitors. The London Fire Brigade will always respond to fires and other emergencies but now with a much stronger emphasis on fire prevention and community safety.
The Department for Work and Pensions aims to provide security, extend opportunity, and give people the support they need to transform their lives. It is focussed on helping the most vulnerable people in our society by addressing the root causes of disadvantage and supporting them to turn their lives around. DWP wants a fair and affordable welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence where possible. This includes support for people into work through Bromley's Jobcentre Plus.
Community Links Bromley is the integrated Council for Voluntary Service and Volunteer Centre covering the London Borough of Bromley. CLB works with a wide range of organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector offering strategic representation, advice and guidance to support and empower the voice of the sector.