We ran the Priorities for London survey last summer. Over 2,000 of you shared what you thought were the best and worst things about living in London and what you think needs to be done to improve the city.
You told us that the best things about living in London are culture and sport in the capital, as well as diversity and inclusion, the transport system and London’s economy. Housing and the cost of living were the two most important issues facing London today, with policing and safety as the third, very closely followed by the environment.
Throughout the survey, you made it clear that you really care about the most vulnerable Londoners. Rough sleeping is a huge concern, as is social housing and you want to see an end to inequality and discrimination in the city. You told us that reducing deprivation and providing more activities for young people will have the biggest impact on reducing crime – more so than increasing police presence, although this is important too.
The biggest change in attitude since 2015 is with the environment – increasing concern means this has jumped to be the 4th most important issue facing London, up from 8th in 2015. Within the environment, clean air is still your main concern. You also told us that making public transport greener is a big priority, as well as making it cheaper for everybody.
The Mayor's team and colleagues across City Hall have taken your views into account as they prepared the draft spending plans for 2020-21. Don’t miss your chance to have your say on these spending plans. This is a great opportunity to have a say on a budget that will have a big impact on the lives of Londoners