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TfL funds Hornchurch refurbishment

PUBLISHED: 11:03 06 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:19 06 January 2015

Hornchurch town centre as it now looks

Hornchurch town centre as it now looks

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An area of Hornchurch town centre will soon be under renovation thanks to funding from Transport for London (TfL).

The work which will start later this month, will focus on the corner of Billet Lane and the western junction of the High Street in Hornchurch.

The plan consists of resurfacing the pavements and forecourts with similar materials to the rest of the town centre, planting smaller trees and installing new street furniture – the work is expected to cost about £250,000.

There will be occasional restricted vehicle access into Billet Lane from the High Street but Havering Council has consulted with traders and landowners who will be affected by the works.

Cllr Robert Benham, cabinet member for environment, said: “Once the work is complete, this area of the town centre will be as bright and modern as the rest of the High Street.

“Funding like this helps us to make sure our towns remain competitive and make them enjoyable places for visitors. We will of course keep any disruption to a minimum.”

The work is due to be completed by summer 2015.


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