I have always said that London is the greatest city in the world. All Londoners should be proud to live in one of the most exciting, entrepreneurial, innovative and outward-looking cities – a city bursting with creativity and opportunity. My Social Integration Strategy has put civic engagement and participation front and centre, and I am working to increase civic pride across London – for example by backing London to be the world’s first National Park City, creating the London Borough of Culture, and welcoming summer visitors with my Team London Ambassador volunteers. My Crowdfund London programme allows Londoners to rally community support around a project or place and be awarded up to £50,000 in match funding from City Hall.
Boroughs also have an essential part to play, as we can see from the great work in Haringey, and I will be very happy to promote good practice and ideas across the city.