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Barkingside regeneration comes one step closer

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 January 2012 | UPDATED: 09:52 16 January 2012

Looking out from where the town square will be if funding is agreed

Looking out from where the town square will be if funding is agreed

Archant

Barkingside is a step closer to securing almost £2million of funding from City Hall for a regeneration project.

Cabinet members were asked to consider match funding the bid as a matter of urgency at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

In total, the borough is bidding for three grants – one for the River Roding Valley flood protection scheme, one for Ilford Town Centre to “rebuild Ilford’s confidence”, and the Barkingside bid – a total of £4.6 m.

Cabinet approved match-funding the Barkingside bid at £200,000, bringing a total of £1.95m if the scheme is given the thumbs-up.

The cash could see a new town square in front of Fullwell Cross Library.


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