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Councillor Robbins calls on residents to have their say in £6million street improvements

Lambeth Councillor Pete Robbins is today calling on residents in North Brixton and Stockwell to tell the Council how they would like it to spend £6million, part of the biggest ever investment in improvements to local streets, that will benefit over a quarter of the borough.

Starting today, a three week consultation presents a unique opportunity for residents to influence how they would like their streets to be made cleaner, greener and safer in future.

North Brixton and Stockwell are the first two Lambeth neighbourhoods to receive part of this investment programme in improvements to local streets.  Two more parts of Lambeth will be rejuvenated over the next three years, as part of a boroughwide plan.

Lambeth launched the Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme (NEP) consultation earlier this year with a series of workshops for residents. Their proposals are now being refined in this consultation.

Suggested improvements to streets in North Brixton and Stockwell include new measures for tightening up road safety standards and the quality of the local environment, such as widening pavements, cyclehire schemes, more shrubs and tree planting, the introduction of one way streets and 20mph zones in certain areas to help tackle speeding vehicles and make travel easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians in the borough.

The Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme (NEP) consultation for the North Brixton and Stockwell neighbourhoods closes on 7 December 2012.  Construction work is expected to start in January 2013 and continue for a period of 4 months in Stockwell and North Brixton.

Councillor Pete Robbins, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services said:

“This consultation is a great opportunity for residents in Lambeth to have their say in how the council spends the £6million specially earmarked to help make their streets cleaner, greener and safer.

“We have already been working with many residents to get ideas about what they’d like us to spend money on this year.  Now we want all interested residents to tell us which of their proposals they’d like us to put into action.

“I’d urge everyone in North Brixton and Stockwell to go on the council’s website, take a look at the proposals and give us their response by 7 December.”

The NEP consultation is also part of Lambeth Council’s Cleaner Streets campaign and wider programme of investment in improvements to the borough’s streets, pavements and footpaths.

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