Our Borough

Newham is vibrant and developing part of east London with a flourishing youth population, over24% (86,000) of residents are under the age of 18 years. The borough also has the most diverse population in the entire country, more than 100 languages are spoken with English being the most common followed by Bengali, Urdu and Gujarati.

Newham was one of the six London Boroughs to host the magnificent 2012 summer Olympics. Our legacy from that phenomenal event is the London Stadium home to West Ham Utd and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which boasts the London Aquatic Centre, Acelormittal Orbit and is surrounded by an award winning area of parkland. Stratford is also a major transport hub to other parts of London and East of England.

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Flowers in bloom in the parkland's area of the Olympic Park looking towards the Olympic Stadium.

There are new homes being built all over Newham and the Council has a target to build over 1,000 new homes by 2022, all of which will be at social rent levels.

Community Wealth Building is at the very top of the Mayor’s transformation agenda, underpinned by the principles of economic, social and environmental justice so that long-term prosperity, wellbeing and fairness for all our residents in the borough is achieved. In addition, we have appointed our first Children and Young People’s Commissioner, whose remit is to support the Council’s move towards becoming a fully children and young people centred borough - we want our children to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.