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Havering wins millions of pounds of extra funding from City Hall for Romford ring road improvements

PUBLISHED: 16:30 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:33 30 November 2017

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Photo: PA

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Photo: PA

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Havering will be one of the first boroughs to benefit from additional funding from the Mayor of London to help transform Romford town centre.

London mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL) announced today (Thurs) the first round of winners of a new multi-million pound funding programme, which will transform neighbourhoods across the capital into greener, healthier, more attractive public spaces.

Havering joins Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Haringey, Lewisham and Waltham Forest in earning the first support from City Hall’s new Liveable Neighbourhoods programme.

Havering will now begin refining its submitted plans, which involve improving pedestrian and cycling crossings on the town’s ring road, to secure a share of the £114m pot available to each of the seven winning boroughs.

The plans for Romford town centre would also see current subways running under the road replaced with crossings at street level.

At this stage £1.25m is being given to the boroughs to help develop their proposals further.

Mr Khan said: “‘As London’s population grows, I’ve outlined my ambition to increase walking and cycling, and improve public spaces across London.

“I’m delighted that we’re now progressing with the local funding that will transform the environment in many local communities.

“Our new Liveable Neighbourhood scheme will see millions of pounds invested in schemes that will directly make walking and cycling a safe, enjoyable and convenient option for many more Londoners - supporting small businesses by making our high streets cleaner, safer and more enjoyable places to spend time.

“We will continue to work closely with boroughs as they develop their plans to improve the environment and transform the quality of life of Londoners.”

City Hall received a total of 28 bids for this year’s funding from 21 different London boroughs.

Tompion Platt, head of policy at Living Streets, said: “Our local streets and neighbourhoods have a huge bearing on our health and quality of life.

“By creating more liveable neighbourhoods which enable walking, encourage social interaction and play and reduce vehicle dominance, we can create healthier, happier and more prosperous communities across London.

“We congratulate the winning boroughs and look forward to seeing more liveable neighbourhoods across the capital soon.”

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