1 London Borough of Newham Community Forum Profile
2 Community Forum Profile Community Forum will provide an easily accessible source of information at Community Forum level. It will bring together demographic, health, crime and environmental data with information from the liveability survey. Neighbourhood profiles will also provide councillors with contact information for schools, statutory partners and third sector groups, including details of Go For It Grants. Newham s Sustainable Community Strategy for Summary The Sustainable Community Strategy is a blueprint for how the council and its partners will make Newham a place where people choose to live, work and stay. Newham is the future of the capital - our population is the youngest in the country and this is reflected through the vibrancy and confidence you will find in the borough. Newham is an ambitious place with ambitious plans; and young people are at the heart of those plans. We are committed to improving people s lives, helping them fulfil their potential and boost aspirations. Our aim is to build an inspirational place in which everyone plays their part, regardless of social or economic circumstances. By 2030, we fully expect Newham to be recognised across Europe as a leading economic and residential district of London. The key principles of our approach are: Building personal and economic capacity Trust and fairness Connecting people For more information on the Sustainable Community Strategy see the Newham website Mayors Promises 2010/11 1. No increase in Council Tax this year 2. Free school meals for all primary school children 3. Every child a musician 4. Making our streets safer 5. Increasing CCTV usage 6. Cracking down on anti-social dog owners 7. Improving our parks 8. Providing doorstep advice on recycling 9. Free bulky waste collection 10. Helping you to access jobs and training 11. Improving council homes 12. Affordable home improvements for older and vulnerable residents 13. Investing in our secondary schools 14. Free events for all 15. Improving play areas 16. Free care for residents in need 17. Free bowls club membership for older residents For more information on the Mayor see the Mayor s website
3 Population Statistics Population Size Percentage Newham 279,800 38, % Source: GLA Ward projections, Low variant, 2008-based for 2010 Gender Ratio Newham Male Female 137, ,744 49% 51% 18,386 19,644 48% 52% Source: GLA Ward projections, Low variant, 2008-based for 2010 Population by Age Group Newham ,121 26% % ,335 11% % ,463 30% % ,661 25% % ,579 4% % ,481 4% % Source: GLA Ward projections, Low variant, 2008-based for 2010 Community Forum Populations as a total of Newham s Population 100% 90% Community Forum Age Structures Stratford and West Ham 14% Plaistow 10% Manor Park 14% Royal Docks 4% Green Street 10% Beckton 5% CH & CT 18% 14% Forest Gate 11% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
4 Ethnicity and Religion Ethnicity: Ethnic group as Percentage of Population Newham White 35% 35% Other White 4% 4% Mixed 3% 3% Asian or Asian British 39% 33% Black or Black British 16% 22% Chinese or other Ethnic 3% Group 3% Source: 2001 Census Religion: Religious group as Percentage of Population Newham Christian 45% 47% Buddhist 0% 1% Hindu 12% 7% Jewish 0% 0% Muslim 24% 24% Sikh 3% 3% Other religions 0% 0% No religion 7% 9% Religion not stated 8% Source: 2001 Census 9% Ethnicity 2001 Census 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Beckton Custom House & Canning Tow n Forest Gate Green Street Manor Park Plaistow Royal Docks Stratford & West Ham New ham Chinese or other Ethnic Group Black or Black British Asian or Asian British Mixed Other White White The 2001 Census still provides the only accurate information on ethnicity and religion. However in the nine years since the survey took place significant changes have occurred in Newham. In order to indicate some of this change, and to get a more up to date picture see the next page for a break down of the ethnicity of school pupils.
5 Demographic Information Ethnicity of School Pupils: Ethnic group as percentage of total East Ham Newham White 8% 9% Other White 6% 6% Mixed 5% 6% Asian 54% 42% Black or Black British 19% 24% Chinese 0% 0% Other 5% 5% No information obtained 3% 3% Source: Pupil Level 2009 Annual School Census This information is from the 2009 annual schools census of pupils. This survey records the home address and ethnicity, as well as other information, of all pupils in publicly funded schools. This data is most useful to indicate patterns of migrant settlement, as adults with children may be more likely to stay in an area for longer. This information is not directly comparable to the census as it only records data of school age residents. The 2001 Census shows that s ethnicity follows closely that of Newham as a whole with the two largest groups being Asian (39%) and White (35%). The 2009 Schools Census indicates a potential growth in the Asian population (54%) and a reduction in the White population (8%). Ethnicity of School Pupils 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Beckton Custom House & Canning Town Forest Gate Green Street Manor Park Plaistow Royal Docks Stratford & West Ham Newham No information obtained Other Chinese Black or Black British Asian Mixed Other White White
6 Public Health Information Life Expectancy at Birth Area Male Female Central South Wall End Newham London England % Confidence interval. Source: London Health Observatory (LHO) Life Expectancy at Birth Life Expectancy Standardised Mortality Ratios Male Female All Central South Wall End Newham London England % Confidence interval. Source: LHO Standardised Mortality Ratios Mortality Ratios Males Females Male Female All Central South Wall End Newham London England Central South Wall End Newham London England Note: Mortality ratios are determined by comparing actual and expected mortality (per 100,000 population). Ratios below 100 show actual mortality is less than expected. Ratios above 100 show actual mortality is greater than expected. Generally in the mortality ratio is similar to that for Newham, with males in Wall End and females in Central wards showing mortality ratios below the Newham average.
7 Public Health Information Standardised Mortality Ratios Coronary Heart Disease Male Female All Central South Wall End Newham London England % Confidence interval. Source: London Health Observatory (LHO) Standardised Mortality Ratios, Circulatory Diseases Male Female All Central South Wall End Newham London England % Confidence interval. Source: LHO Standardised Mortality Ratios Coronary Heart Disease SMR Coronary Heart Disease Standardised Mortality Ratios, Circulatory Diseases SMR Circulatory Diseases Male Female All Male Female All Central South Wall End Newham London England 60 Central South Wall End Newham London England
8 Economic Information GLA Claimant Rate January 2010 Claimant count rate (%) Newham Persons Males Females Source: ONS and GLA GLA Claimant Rate by Age Claimant count rate (%) Newham / Source: ONS and GLA Household Income by Ward Average Income Central 21,052 South 23,399 Wall End 22,278 Newham 23,265 Source: CACI, Equivalised Income 2009 Household income by ward 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 Beckton Boleyn Canning Town North Canning Town South Custom House Central North South Forest Gate North Forest Gate South Green Street East Green Street West Little Ilford Manor Park Plaistow North Plaistow South Royal Docks Stratford and New Town Wall End West Ham The GLA Claimant Count is the percentage of the economically active population who are claiming job seekers allowance. In the claimant count rate follows closely the average for Newham. The average household income is also close to the Newham average.
9 Housing Information Housing Average Prices October December 2009 Housing tenure Detached 0 Flat 127,393 Semi-Detached 174,000 Terraced 202,494 Average 187,602 Source: Land Registry Newham 325, , , , ,435 Owner Occupier Private Rented Local Authority Registered Social Landlords Other Source: Census 2001 Newham 55% 44% 17% 17% 20% 25% 5% 11% 3% 3% Household composition Housing Analysis Newham Family with dependent children 29.2% 24.4% Single adult with dependent children 10.2% 10.2% Older married/ cohabiting 7.9% 6.8% Single older person 7.6% 6.7% Three generations 3.2% 3.2% Married/ Cohabiting adults without children 18.4% 18.8% Single adult 22.0% 28.1% Other 1.4% 1.8% Source: Mayhew Associates Estimates, 2007 House prices in are generally lower than the Newham average, particularly for flats and semi detached houses. 55% of houses in Newham are owner-occupied, higher than the Newham average. There is a lower proportion of local authority housing and registered social landlords than the Newham average. However, this is from the 2001 Census, and the situation may have changed. has a lower proportion of households occupied by single adults, and a higher proportion of families with dependent children than the Newham average. There are also a sizeable proportion of married/cohabiting adults without children, and single adults with dependent children, in line with the Newham average.
10 Local Priorities Q24. Overall, how satisfied are you with your local area as a place to live? Liveability Survey %* 77%* 75% 74% 65%* 77%* 60%* 63%* 81%* Newham 73% Q25. And, on the whole, do you think that over the past two years this area has got better or worse to live in, or haven t things changed much? Liveability Survey % 16%* 41% 38% 28% 28% 4% 3% NEWHAM EAST HAM 12% 8% BECKTON GREEN STREET CH & CT EAST HAM MANOR PARK PLAISTOW * Denotes significant variance to the Newham average ROYAL DOCKS STRATFORD AND WEST HAM FOREST GATE Area has got better Area has not changed much Area has got worse Don't know Not applicable - lived here less than 2 years Q9. Which three of these things do you feel are most important in Q22. Thinking again about your local area, to what extent do you making somewhere a good place to live? Liveability Survey 2009 agree or disagree with each of these statements? Low level of crime 65% 82%* A community that feels safe 46% 62%* Clean streets Good local services 32% 36% 26% 32%* Good local transport 20% 15%* People from different backgrounds get on together 14% People have a say in what goes on locally 7% 11% 9% Good quality green spaces 10% Good standard of housing 11% 5% Good opportunities for jobs 7% Local events in which the whole community can participate 4% 4% Attractive buildings 1% NEWHAM EAST HAM Q22. Thinking again about your local area, to what extent do you agree with each of these statements? Liveability Survey 2009 Parks make a positive contribution to my local area People in my local area respect ethnic differences between people The physical appearance of my local area needs improving I am proud to live in my local area People in this neighbourhood share the same values I can influence decisions that Newham council makes I can influence decisions that affect my local area * Denotes significant variance to the Newham average. 83% 86% 81% 87%* 74% 74% 71% 75%* 40% NEWHAM 51%* EAST HAM 41% 46%* 69% 70%
11 Local Priorities Q37. Thinking about your local area, indicate which of these issues you consider a problem. Liveability Survey 2009 Issues East Ham Newham Teenagers hanging around on the streets / intimidating group behaviour 61% 53% Other people throwing litter / rubbish on the streets 67% 35% Parents not taking responsibility for the behaviour of their children 58% 31% Vandalism, graffiti and other deliberate damage to property or vehicles 28% 28% Dumped litter /fly tipping 27% 25% People not treating other people with respect and consideration 46% 21% Noisy neighbours or loud parties 27% 21% People using or dealing drugs 41% 21% People being drunk or rowdy in public spaces 42% 16% Pest problems (i.e., rats, mice, insects) 35% 14% Street robbery (mugging) 24% 14% Car theft 18% 14% Dog fouling in the street 37% 12% People being attacked because of their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion 14% 10% Air pollution 8% 10% Physical assault 10% 10% Abandoned or burnt out cars 17% 8% Fly posting (i.e., putting up illegal notices or posters) 19% 8% Derelict or unused land 4% 7% Uncontrolled dogs in open spaces 26% 5% Cars being repaired / for sale on the road 6% 3% Prostitution and kerb crawling 2% 3% Other 0% 2% Most Raised Member Enquiries January 2009 to December 2009 number of enquiries: 1593 Priorities Analysis Residents in are generally more satisfied with their area as a place to live (77%) than the Newham average (73%). However, only 16% of residents feel that it has improved in the last 2 years and 41% feel it hasn t changed much. As with the rest of Newham, residents identified a low level of crime and a community that feels safe as the most important factors to make somewhere a good place to live. Residents in were generally more likely to respond positively to the statements in Q.22. In particular more East Ham residents (51%) agreed that they could influence the decisions made by the council. The biggest issues in are litter/rubbish on the streets, teenagers hanging around on the streets and parents not taking responsibility for the behaviour of their children. This is broadly in line with Newham, although more residents found these issues a problem. Other notable issues were: People not treating others with respect, people using or dealing drugs, people being drunk or rowdy in public spaces, dog fouling in the streets and uncontrolled dogs in open spaces.
12 Crime Information Crime Rates January 2009 December 2009 Offences by 1000 Offences Population East East Ham Newham Ham Newham Violence Against 927 7, The Person Sexual 306 2, Offences Burglary 467 3, Theft & 1,707 11, Handling Criminal 460 3, Damage Drugs 336 2, Other Notifiable Offences Notifiable Offences ,252 30, Source: Metropolitan Police 2010 Q42. Generally speaking, how safe do you feel in the following situations? Liveability Survey % 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 93% 93% When outside in the local area during the day NEWHAM 51% 44%* When outside in the local area after dark CANNING TOWN AND CUSTOM HOUSE 79% 72%* In Newham's parks and open spaces during the day 32% 21%* In Newham's parks and open spaces after dark Q43.Have you noticed a Safer Neighbourhood Team on patrol in your local area since September 2006? Liveability Survey % 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 39% NEWHAM Yes 49%* EAST HAM 56% 48%* N o
13 Key Community Groups Community Group Wells Belles & Beaux The Well Elders Group Sree Naryana Guru Mission Patiko Bakers Fort Project Newham Asian Women s Project Brief Description of Activities Older Peoples Choir Coffee morning, dancing, crafts, games, physical activities Warm Centre Women s Group health activities, talks, and befriending. Works with young people from BME groups, on awareness raising projects focusing on creative mediums such as art to bring about change. The organisation attended a debate workshop with Cllr Shah during International Women's Day in March Grassroots women s organisation that runs advocacy and front line services for women from South Asian communities, especially those who have experienced domestic violence. A representative attended a workshop with Cllr. Shaw during International Women s Day in March Contact Details Sovra uk Diana Laing-Wills Valsa Thankappan Valsala m St. Bartholomew s Church & Centre
14 Successful Go For It Grant Applications London Borough of Newham Source: Culture Community and Partnerships, LBN Ref number Organisation Project type Project details Grant Newham Community cycling One off project / event. Wells Belles One off / project Event; Dance a Story Flanders Ladies Football Club Fitness Group Ramgarhai Badminton Junior club. Construct Side By Side Brampton Manor Parents U.K Kerala Catholic Association. Sree Narayana Guru Mission Of the running costs for New group; Running costs for new group; Running costs for New group; / event. Event / Event; /event / event. event; To celebrate St George's day with food, drink, music and dancing. The aim of the project is to have a social gathering for some of the most vulnerable people in the borough. The project will take place At the Brian Didsbury Centre on the Approximately 150 people. To continue to improve the standard of the choir. The aim of the project is to have more regular sessions with a pianist as a well as learning more music theory. To improve the groups musical Education a trip to the opera with gives them an opportunity to learn about different aspects of music. To run a new project that teaches story telling along side dance to parents/ carers and toddlers. The group aim the project is to spend time with their children in a fun and educational way. The group Will meet once a week over the course of 10 weeks. To promote and encourage local women to become involved in football. The aim of the project is to increase physical activity and further develop the existing team. The team is open female Newham Residence aged To run a fitness programme for children twice weekly, it is hoped that parents will also become involved in the sessions. The aim of the project is to promote the importance of exercise and activity As part of a healthily lifestyle. The sessions will run at the play hut with children between the ages of 4-11of all ethnic backgrounds taking part. To set up an internal league for juniors players. The aim of the project is to encourage competitive participation and improve standards. The sessions will take place Langdon School with up 72 members taking part. To run a after school activity very Monday at the well community centre. The project will offer games that are based around building and construction e.g. Lego. The aim of the project is to offer an Alternative activity for the young people in the area. 20 children aged 8 11 will benefit from the project. To encourage older people to come down to the well community centre to and engage with the activities that take place. The aim of the project is to reduce isolation and increase community participation amongst older people in the local area. Anyone over 50 is welcome to attend the centre. To increase the number of participants for the programme. More equipment is needed in order to enable more students to take part. Approximately 100 year 10 students will benefit from the project To hold a family fun day in partnership with MAUK and Sree Narayana. The aim of the project is to encourage young people to take up healthy living and shun anti social behaviour. The event will take place at the Flanders community centre on the 4/7/09. To hold a family fun day in partnership with MAUK and KCAUK. The aim of the project is to encourage young people to take up healthy living and shun anti social behaviour. The event will take place at the Flanders community centre on the 4/7/09. 1, , ,
15 GFI UK St.Georges fit and Healthy elders. Uganda Youth Network Malayalee Association of the UK Trust / event / event / event; Dads & Lads One off / project event PB s wild horse line dance school Summer in the City Division Guides Event / / event / event. Surf on the Turf / event. Wells Belles Shobhj Bagan Friends Society Well - Dramatic Words In Action / event. / event Equipment event. Running costs for new group. To have a drop in coffee morning where by over 50's can come together in a social setting. The aim of the project is to encourage the health and well being of the older people in the local community. The sessions will be at the St George's Church To launch the above campaign with an awareness day to promote the campaign and the organisation. The aim of the event is to encourage young people and their families from the local area to get involved. The event will take place at the Flanders community centre on June To hold a family fun day in partnership with Kerala Catholic Association and Sree Narayana. The aim of the project is to encourage young people to take up healthy living and shun anti social behaviour. The event will take place at the Flanders community centre on the 4/7/09. To hold a fun day for the whole community including the friends and families of the Newham Warriors football club. The aim of the event is to bring the community together as well as holding a presentation evening for warriors fc. The event will take place at the Flanders community centre in July. To show and display a range of dances for able/disabled people to take part in. The aim of the event is to promote fitness as well as bring the community together. The event will be free and open to all it is expected that approximately 75 people will benefit from the project. Bonny Downs Community Fun day for 300 people on Flanders Field to celebrate opening of Bobby Moore Association Pavilion, on 20 June days of arts & crafts sessions during 3 weeks of BDCA's 'Summer Splash' programme for 8-14 year old at Vicarage School,. 20 participants per day - 60 different children in total. To produce photo broads of our activities past and present. The aim of the project is to document all the events that the guides participate in the borough. The project is due to start in September with up to 50 people will take part in the project Provide Water Play day for yr olds as part of Summer Splash play scheme on Flanders Field August 2009 The Well's Belles is a choir consisting of mainly women and 2 men age 55 to 85, held at the Well Community Centre,. This application is to assist the group to prepare as participants in Mayor's Choir Festival Purchase of a computer to enable group members to surf the internet and research into the crops which they are growing. The project is due to start in mid November with up to 80 people benefiting from the project. After-school Drama club, Wednesdays for 8 weeks starting 14 October, for at least 15x 8-14year olds at The Well Community Centre. Culminating in performance for parents, carers and local community 7 x 2hour sessions of creative writing and drama workshops at the Well CC for 20 older people, 50+ from October, culminating in performance in December 09 1, ,
16 Work It Out Community Links Sree Narayana Guru Plashet School Get To Know You Hartley Primary School Running costs for new group Equipment / event / event; / event; / event; Running costs for new group; New after school homework club for children aged 11+ from Langdon & Kingsford Schools at Bobby Moore Pavilion, Napier Road. Pilot project to run 1 day per week x 2 hours for 15 weeks from January 2010 Performance from Pantomime Road show for children & families in & Beckton at Play hut Central Park E6 on 15/12/09 The aim of the project is to organise body fit exercise, yoga classes, healthy eating advice and a Mission Day Centre vegetarian lunch club. To continue to provide a high level of coaching to 20 pupils aged between 7-11 years. To involve increased participation and for pupils to gain new skills. To run two events in the canning town area, the Steatfield Street party and priory park neighbourhood watch get to together. The aim of the project is to bring local people together and to build community spirit. Both events are due to take place in January with approximately 40 people Attending. Improving the garden area of the playground by adding hanging baskets, potted plants and making the flower beds more attractive with a wide range of colourful plants. To make a quiet, relaxing area for parents and children to enjoy. Work will start in April 2010 in
17 Notes on sources 2001 Census Censuses are the most accurate way to find out the size and structure of populations. It has been nine years since the last National Census in 2001 when the population of Newham was 243,891. Since this date the population of Newham has both grown and changed in structure. GLA Ward Projections Alternative population estimates come from the Greater London Authority (GLA). They estimate population based on the same variables as the Office of National Statistics (ONS) plus information regarding new housing developments and different scenarios of future immigration/emigration. Newham argues that the current population projections under estimates the size of the population in Newham Public Health Information Public Health information comes from the London Health Observatory (LHO) which produces information, data and intelligence on the health of people who live in London. Liveability Survey The liveability survey, first conducted in 2007/8 measures residents' attitudes to their local (Community Forum) area, including the level of their civic and community engagement and perceptions of council services provided in that area. It allows the council and partners to look in more detail at differences in attitudes and perception in different areas of the borough and compare different areas. Household Income PayCheck is CACI s estimate of household income at postcode level. It is based upon government data sources together with income data for millions of UK households collected from lifestyle surveys and guarantee card returns. Equivalised income estimates take into account the size and composition of a household and reflect the idea that a larger household would require a larger income to achieve an equivalent standard of living. GLA Claimant Rate January 2010 The GLA claimant count rate is the percentage of the economically active population who are claiming job seekers allowance. Output from the GLA claimant count model uses administrative counts of Job Seekers and expresses them as a percentage of the labour force (excluding economically active full-time students) using GLA projections of the economically active population. Mayhew Associates Estimates, 2007 Mayhew Associates have produced population estimates for Newham based on their "neighbourhood knowledge management" (nkm) methodology, which produces a "confirmed" population based on administrative data for the borough. This is modelled data based on administrative data of the borough's residents Crime Data, Metropolitan Police This data is provided by the Metropolitan Police on a rolling monthly basis. The crime rata data is based on the number of crimes per 1000 population based on the GLA Ward projections, Low variant, 2008-based for For more information on crime statistics see the Metropolitan Police website