Newham

We need your local knowledge to help shape a better environment

9 November 2018 in Environment and Regeneration
Newham Council is working with the Mayor of London to improve the health of the borough by creating “Liveable Neighbourhoods”
Together we have ambitious plans to deliver attractive and healthy neighbourhoods for residents and businesses whilst improving air quality.
 
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has set aside a pot of money to support boroughs to deliver projects that encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
 
Boroughs are being asked to submit bids to Transport for London (TfL) for funding between £1m-10m per scheme.
 
We are currently at the early stages of developing bids for three areas. Having heard from residents in Freemasons Road, we are now consulting with residents in Stratford/Forest Gate North and Green Street. We want to hear from you about what’s important and what would improve your neighbourhoods.
 
The Stratford/Forest Gate North bid is ground breaking because for the first time Newham Council is joining its neighbour Waltham Forest Council  to create a scheme which will deliver environmental benefits across borough boundaries,. 
 
Cllr Rachel Tripp, cabinet member for the environment and highways said: “We really want to get the best results for you and your neighbours, so using your local knowledge, tell us about the improvements that will really give your area a healthy boost. Do you want better cycling infrastructure? Would greener streets encourage you to cut down on car journeys? What stops you from taking up healthier transport options like cycling and walking? 
 
“I am particularly excited to be working with Waltham Forest because it’s obvious that tackling huge issues like air quality and delivering genuine environmental improvements cannot be achieved by boroughs working in isolation.”
 
So if you live in Stratford/Forest Gate North you can submit your views at www.pclconsult.co.uk/newham-walthamforest by Wednesday 21 November.
 
If you live in the Green Street area have your say at: 
Complete online questionnaire by Wednesday 21 November. Alternatively you can come and talk to us at Green Street Library, on Wednesday 14 November, 2 - 5pm or Thursday 15 November, 6 - 8pm.