Local Issues

In Newington our priorities are:

Elephant & Castle

Although 36% of the new housing at Elephant is deemed ‘affordable’, half of those will only be for those earning between £60,000 to £90,000 a year, with only 33 of the new properties having rates equivalent to social rents, out of a total of 979. We are pressing for more and also for the council to stop selling council homes, except under Right to Buy

Extra police officers

With crime rising across the borough, it's vital that policing becomes more pro-active and preventative. That's why we're calling for more resources, and an increase in the number of police officers and patrols, dedicated to the ward.