Barking and Dagenham Together – Borough Manifesto

This sets out our long-term vision for Barking and Dagenham:

‘One Borough, One Community. No-one left behind.’

This short video summarises the aims of the manifesto:

Over the next 20 years we will work together to deliver our vision, joining forces to make change and improvements happen which benefit everyone.

We will ensure every resident has a fair opportunity to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Almost 3,000 of you have helped develop the vision, aspirations and targets in the document, by giving your views on what you like about the borough, what you dislike, and your hopes for the borough.

What you told us has formed the basis of developing a series of aspirations and targets.

The aspirations set out our hopes for the future across a number of themes.

We have also set targets which will help us monitor whether we are on track to deliver the vision.

The targets are ambitious but realistic.

If we achieve these targets we will see improvements in outcomes across a number of areas and the borough will be a better place to live, work, and study.

The Barking and Dagenham Together – Borough Manifesto:

Rationale for targets

The targets we have chosen have been selected after careful consideration and analysis.

We have looked at current trends, performance of the rest of London and neighbouring boroughs, and the rate of improvement required to hit the target.

We have set out why specific targets have been chosen and the rationale for each: