Act Local: Empowering London’s neighbourhoods


This project would not have been possible without the support of our funders – the London Borough of Camden, One Housing, Power to Change, Victoria BID and Victoria Westminster BID – and we would like to thank them for their generous support.

We are also grateful to all those who provided expert advice and guidance, especially the members of our Advisory Group: Yasin Ahmed (Customer Engagement Manager, One Housing); Benedicta Asamoah-Russell (Principal Policy and Projects Officer, London Borough of Camden); Jeanette Bain-Burnett (Assistant Director, Communities and Social Policy, Greater London Authority); Tony Burton (Convenor, Neighbourhood Planners. London); Radhika Bynon (Director of Programmes, The Young Foundation); Mark Cridge (Chief Executive, MySociety); Ruth Duston OBE, OC (Chief Executive, Victoria BID); Chris Hageman (Regeneration Director, One Housing); Kate Hart (Director of Communications, Victoria BID); Sharon Hayward (Coordinator, London Tenants Federation); Ailbhe Mcnabola (Head of Research and Policy, Power to Change); Rick Muir (Director, The Police Foundation); Tony Travers (Director, LSE London); and Neil Vokes (Director of Development, London Borough of Camden).

We would especially like to thank our essay contributors for their efforts, insight, and their profound commitment to London’s neighbourhoods. Finally, we would like to thank the anonymous interviewees for generously giving their time to share their experiences. The views expressed in this report are nevertheless solely those of the authors, and all errors and omissions remain our own.