South Hornchurch residents were encouraged to have their say on proposals to transform New Road (A1306) into a greener and safer place for pedestrians and cyclists to use, at three consultation events held this month (July).
Barking and Dagenham Council secured £4.5 million from the mayor of London and £1.8 million from Transport for London for the project, which would introduce new parks and landscaping along the length of the road, with easier access to the historic Rainham Village and Beam Reach Country Park.
Osman Dervish, Havering Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: "I encourage everyone to have a look at these exciting plans for regenerating this part of Rainham and South Hornchurch and to pass on your views which are important to us.
"There is a now a greater awareness of the impact that transport has on well-being and so we encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport where possible to improve health and reduce air pollution."
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