On 5 March 2020, Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council, presented the Council’s vision for managing the immediate challenges to our great city, pledging a carbon-neutral green city with technology at its core and a multi-billion-pound investment for renewal at its heart.
Three ambitious pledges underpin the new Westminster City Council plan, our City for All:
- Becoming carbon-neutral by 2040
- Becoming a world-leader in digital communication with residents
- Building vibrant communities with an unprecedented £2.5bn investment programme
The Conservative Council Leader said: “The Council declared a climate-emergency last autumn, and my focus now is on making sure that we deliver on the pledge to be carbon-neutral by 2040. You will see us taking strong action to tackle poor air-quality and to support biodiversity, backed by a new £5m fund to support environmental initiatives.
“A diesel surcharge, a fast-expanding network of electric charging-points and a clean-air-fund for schools are part of that mix. This is not some fashionable fad of the moment. It is our duty to safeguard the City for future generations.”