Harrow Council's vision for the next 12 months will be set out by leader David Ashton this evening.
Introducing free swimming for the old and young, opening a batch of new children's centres and giving Harrow town centre a makeover are just three activities planned by the borough's Conservative administration for 2009.
At a Better Reception to be held tonight between 6pm and 7pm at Harrow Civic Centre, Mr Ashton will announce that from April 1, the council will waive the entrance fee to swim at Harrow Leisure Centre, Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone, and Hatch End Swimming Pool, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, for under-16s and over-60s.
On the environmental front, the council continues to aim to recycle half the borough's waste by 2010 and will complete a facelift of Harrow's St Ann's Road and Station Road this year.
One hundred people who receive social care now manage their own budgets to buy services largely as they please, and this scheme will be extend this to a larger numbers of residents.
He will reiterate that the unemployed can use libraries, where computer use is free, to help with finding a job and over the next few months residents will be able to access 30 services online for the first time.