The Croydon Mayoral Business Plan sets a new direction, building on the hopes and aspirations of our residents and businesses. The plan will transform the council into one that delivers sound and sustainable local government services, and in so doing will transform our borough into one that Croydon residents can once again be proud to call home.

  • Outcome 1: Getting our finances right, 
    With the council still reliant on government support to stay afloat, getting a grip on the finances is a top priority. This will mean difficult but necessary decisions to make us financially sustainable for the future. We will instil financial discipline, make services more efficient and seek to get value for money from every penny of taxpayers’ money we spend.  We will listen to, respect and work with partner organisations, Croydon’s diverse communities, the voluntary sector, and develop our workforce. 

By transforming the council, through the above outcome, we will be better placed to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 2: A place of opportunity, 
    We will support the regeneration of our town and district centres, deliver a vibrant London Borough of Culture and convene partners, developers, investors and Croydon’s diverse communities to create economic opportunity for all and enable residents to develop the skills needed to access it.  
  • Outcome 3: Children and young people, 
    Croydon is a young borough, with the largest population of under-18s in London. We want to celebrate their talents and achievements and work with partners to enable our children and young people, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, to fulfil their potential. We also want to make Croydon safer for young people and keep vulnerable children and young people safe from harm.
  • Outcome 4: Cleaner, safer and healthier, 
    Residents expect and deserve to feel proud of our borough and safer, as they walk down the street. That means working with them and partners to look after our streets, parks and open spaces. It also means working with partners to reduce carbon emissions in investing in council homes and ensuring new homes are in keeping with the local area.  
  • Outcome 5: Living healthier independent lives, 
    We will harness all the skills and experience available to improve health and wellbeing in the borough, enable people to live independently for as long as possible, and keep adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect safe. We will also work to reduce health inequalities and foster a sense of community and civic life. 

Read the Mayor's full statement and business plan (PDF, 1.6MB).

Ensuring delivery of the plan

The Mayor’s business plan will be developed into themed strategies for each directorate. We will ensure the implementation of this plan through internal control boards. A set of performance indicators are also being developed which align to the outcomes set out in the business plan. Progress against these indicators will be reported regularly at Cabinet meetings and available publicly on our website.