Budget & Council Practices

I have helped deliver a balanced budget every year, despite losing an unprecedented £166M in grant funding, equivalent to over 60% of the council budget, whilst retaining vital services and investing in infrastructure.


Redbridge has been recognised as one of the most cost-effective councils in the UK.


iMPower recognised Redbridge as one of the most cost-effective councils in 2018, noting that we are delivering the best results from limited resources.


Under my leadership the council has reduced Agency headcount by 65%, increasing permanent employment.

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Under my leadership, the London Living Wage has been introduced council-wide.


I have worked closely with Unions to develop and implement transformational working practices at the council while maintaining staff satisfaction.


I have launched the biggest capital program in the history of the borough to target return on investment rather than cuts to services.


We are bringing bin collections back in-house, outsourcing has failed, an in-house service will improve quality for residents and put money into the pockets of our hardworking staff.

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This is disgusting behaviour and it is right that youths and their parents will be prosecuted.

Keep your children at home.
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Jas Athwal - Leader of Redbridge Council

Today our fantastic refuse workers were out bright and early working hard for all residents.

This has not been an easy time for our staff who've had to work harder and for longer hours to cover those who are unwell or self-isolating.

I am so proud of Cllr John Howard and his team for pulling through in this difficult time. Thank you for everything.

If you see members of our cleansing team, please feel free to say hi and thank you (from a distance)!

Photo: August 2019
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This time three years ago, the Council-funded Operation Parish saw 11 drug dealers being sentenced to prison for a total of 28 years. We'll continue to keep the pressure up on crime and antisocial behaviour in Ilford. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enforcement Officers & Redbridge Police will be patrolling Redbridge parks & high streets to make sure:

1) Social distancing takes place

2) Non-essential businesses are closed

3) Price hiking is stopped

🛑 Follow the rules OR parks will close 🛑

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We have had to make the difficult decision to pause our separate recycling service. This is to ensure we can still collect household waste & protect our staff

Your recycling will still be collected with your household waste, so please put it in black bin bags or in your wheelie bin if you have one.

Please bear with us, these are exceptional circumstances and the usual service will resume as soon as possible.

You can find out more about the changes to services we are having to make because of the impact of Coronavirus here - www.redbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-hub/changes-to-services/

We have also produced a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the changes to waste services - www.redbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-hub/changes-to-services/waste-and-recycling-changes-...
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