�86k extension to Ilford footpath will be ‘vast’ improvement, says councillor

The widening of a footpath in Ilford Town Centre will make a “vast difference” according to one area committee seven councillor.

The footway on the bridge in Hainault Street, Ilford, will be extended, at a cost of �86,000, and lighting will also be updated, to improve safety for pedestrians.

Cllr Ross Hatfull said: “I use Hainault Street on a daily basis and it does not feel or look safe so I am pleased that something is being done. It will make a vast difference and hopefully it will encourage more people to walk into Ilford.”

Cllr Shoaib Patel added: “I absolutely welcome this news, especially as a resident in Valentines ward, plus it is not costing us a penny.”

The money will be spent by the council’s cabinet, who agreed to the funding at their meeting in June.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus