Havering to receive £7m funding boost for Romford regeneration

Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Havering Council has secured initial funding from the Mayor of London’s Liveable Neighbourhoods projects.

Havering was chosen as one of seven successful bids, for its proposals to revamp Romford Town Centre, when The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) announced the first round of winners of the new multi-million-pound funding programme, last week (30 November).

The borough will receive £7m for a project to improve walking and cycling in central Romford by making the busy ring road easier to cross on foot and by bike. Existing subways will be replaced by pedestrian and cycle crossings at street level, along with new bus lanes and public spaces.

Councillor Roger Ramsey, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“This funding from the Mayor of London is great news for both local residents and visitors to Romford. The fact that our bid was chosen over many others is a testament to the clear and exciting vision the Council has for the regeneration of Romford.

“This money will help to make Romford a more cycle and pedestrian friendly place, and will improve air quality in parts of the town with heavier congestion.

“It will complement wider regeneration plans, such as the Bridge Close development, which will provide much needed affordable homes, and will attract new businesses to the area.”