Keeping Newham Moving

We are investing in our roads, pavements and streetlights to keep Newham moving.​​​

Keep Newham Moving

​Our plans to keep Newham moving

You have told us that investing in infrastructure such as community buildings, streets and parks would be your number one priority.
The consultation helped us to launch a New Deal for residents, which includes a plan to keep Newham moving by investing £100million over the next decade on the borough’s roads, footpaths and streetlights.

What we have done

Progress has already been made. Since March 2016 we have:
  • re-laid more than 16,000 metres of pavements
  • resurfaced 17,000 metres of roads
  • replaced 10,000 streetlights with long-lasting energy-efficient LED bulbs
  • installed 4,500 new lamp posts
  • toughened enforcement at 33 yellow box junctions, with the majority of penalty charges going to drivers from outside the borough.

Future plans

Over the next decade we will:
  • improve every road and pavement in the borough
  • replace every street light with long-lasting, energy-efficient LED bulbs.
We will also:

How you can help

You can now report road problems and pavement problems online. So if you see a pothole, a broken paving slab or damage to a kerb or drain cover, let us know.

We would also like to hear from residents when we consult on new residential parking zones or changes to existing ones. If you live in an area that is affected, we will contact you at the start of the consultation to find out what you think. 

Resident feedback

“The quality of work and politeness of the council’s workers are to be complimented. Previously we had a problem with rainwater being funnelled outside our property rather than into the gutter. When I spoke to the workers about my concerns they assured me that they would deal with it and then showed me the solution they had devised. 

"As well as the excellent work they were very professional: cleaning up at the end of the day, making sure residents had access to their properties and most of all dealing with me and my questions. I would like to give a big vote of thanks to the team for a job well done.”

Mike Willmott
Woodford Road, Forest Gate​
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