Neighbourhood improvements well in hand at popular shopping parade
Published: Tuesday 9th October 18
Work is now well underway delivering a series of environmental improvements in and around Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road shopping parade.
Council staff are now busy implementing a £440,000 programme of streetscape improvements designed to make the area more attractive not only for local residents but to also encourage more shoppers to visit local businesses that front this popular parade of shops, bars and restaurants.
Smart new pavements being laid
The works include the introduction of new high quality York stone pavements, new street trees, more cycle parking, better street lighting, additional pedestrian safety measures, improved anti-theft security for motorcycles and the removal of redundant street furniture.
The programme of works was drawn up following a detailed public consultation earlier this year, and are now being implemented along the stretch of Bellevue Road between Trinity Road and St James’s Drive.
“I’m delighted that this project is making such good progress,” transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said.
“The changes will make a real difference to the look and feel of Bellevue Road, making it much more attractive for residents, shoppers and visitors.”
Funding for the scheme has been raised via a levy on housing developers in the area to pay for improvements that benefit the wider community.