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North Village scheme gets underway

by Jim Dunton Fri 9 August 2013, 4:00 pm

Work has started on a £5.2 million public-realm improvement programme expected to provide a significant economic boost to Bromley town centre.

The North Village Improvement Scheme will see the installation of new pavement surfaces, new lights, new street furniture and the planting of more trees in the Market Square, High Street North and East Street areas.

A new pedestrian exit from The Hill car park will also be created in a move designed to both improve access and bring additional visitors to the northern part of High Street.

Bromley Council leader Stephen Carr said the package of work underlined the council’s commitment to making sure the borough’s town centres remained attractive destinations.

“This year is already proving to be critical with a number of exciting projects under way and we are playing our part to ensure that Bromley remains an enticing place for business and investment,” he said.

The council said that work on the scheme was likely to be completed by Christmas 2014, but would be suspended for Christmas 2013 trading.

The scheme is being paid for by Bromley Council, Transport for London, and London mayor Boris Johnson’s Outer London Fund.

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