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South Bank Manifesto 2018 – A Better South Bank for Everyone

post-image 20th March 2018

In the historic setting of the Library at London Marriott County Hall, local MPs Kate Hoey and Neil Coyle – as Co-Chairman of South Bank Partnership – launched the South Bank Manifesto 2018, and its shared vision of A Better South Bank for Everyone.

The Manifesto sets out six priorities for action:

  • The environment and public realm
  • Employment skills and learning
  • Affordability
  • Inclusivity
  • Managing growth and development
  • Security, crime prevention and safety

The MPs were joined by members of South Bank Partnership, and key stakeholders from the neighbourhood, and elsewhere in London, including Professor Tony Travers from the London School of Economics and Chair of the London Finance Commission.

With endorsement from The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the 2018 South Bank Manifesto builds on previous commitments and achievements and looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities that South Bank faces over the next four years.

As London’s cultural heart, and one of the city’s leading destinations, South Bank is managing a key period of growth and development.

Nic Durston, CEO of South Bank BID said:

“South Bank Partnership seeks to oversee South Bank’s growth whilst ensuring that it benefits all who live, work and study in the neighbourhood, and those that visit the area.  South Bank BID is a member of the Partnership and works alongside the MPs and other elected representatives to ensure that the area’s needs are understood and can be met.  The 2018 Manifesto’s priorities align very closely with those of South Bank BID, and both MPs paid tribute to the work done by local businesses and employers, in working to make South Bank the safe, vibrant and successful neighbourhood that it is.  The work of South Bank BID was praised by David Sharpe, from Merlin Entertainments – operator of the London Eye – and a BID levy payer. 

In line with the Manifesto’s ambitions of A Better South Bank for Everyone, South Bank BID will be involved in a number of influencing events that will focus on each of the six priorities.  These will be an effective way of ensuring that there’s a focus on those issues that matter most to South Bank’s business community.”


A full list of members is available at www.southbankpartnership.org.

For further information about the South Bank Manifesto 2018, please contact Laura Griffiths at laura.griffiths@southbanklondon.com