London Mayor’s �4.7m cash boost to Havering’s transport network

More than �4.7m will be pumped into transport improvements in Havering next year, The Mayor of London announced.

The cash will be spent on road safety, smoothing traffic flow, rejuvenating town centres and better facilities for cycling and walking.

Major projects include:

�300,000 to Romford.

Works will be concentrated in the central part of Romford town centre and will include the removal of street clutter, resurfacing pavements and planting new trees.

It forms part of the Romford Public Realm Masterplan to improve accessibility and get more people walking and cycling in safe and secure surroundings.

�100,000 to the Briar Road Estate, in Harold Hill.

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The funding will also be used to increase signage to the Estate and tackle anti-social behaviour as part of the wider regeneration of the area.

Works will include resurfacing roads and footways, enhancing parking arrangements and signage to the estate, closing alleyways, planting new trees and improving foot and cycle paths.

�100,000 to improve access to the Learning Village, in Harold Hill.

Works will include replacing street lighting and resurfacing foot and cycle paths.

The funding has been allocated by Transport for London (TfL) through the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) .

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “London is undergoing a neo-Victorian level of investment in its transport network. Every London borough is receiving money that will directly benefit communities, making London an even better place to live and work. We’ve also cut bureaucracy to make it easier for the boroughs to decide how they want to spend their funding.”

The LIP funds hundreds of large and small scale transport projects every year.

Last year in Havering it financed cycle training for 3,000 children and 200 adults, 80 road safety education and training events, 11 improved pedestrian crossings, 12 new accessible bus stops and enabled 54 schools to participate in walking events.