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Fantastic neighbours

Clare Coghill
Clare Coghill
Leader, Waltham Forest Council
Partners ● March 18, 2020

We’ve got fantastic neighbours. There’s a new generation of us in local government who don’t want to compete; we want to collaborate. There’s a maturity to that which I really appreciate. So, at one point, us and Haringey were both bidding to be housing zones. We reached out to one another and said: “If you give it to both of us, we can collaborate and you’ll get more from the sum of the parts”, and that’s what we’ve done really successfully.

There are other examples where we’ve worked well with neighbours. There are some brilliant people. I couldn’t ask for better neighbours.

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