HEALTHY NEW TOWN
Barking Riverside is London’s only Healthy New Town. This is NHS England’s ambitious programme designed to significantly enhance the health of residents and to integrate health and care services within newly built communities.
Initiatives currently underway in the early phases include ‘Biking Riverside’, a cycle hub in the heart of the first stage of development. Open weekly, the hub offers a number of free services including ‘Doctor Bike’ and cycle lessons – encouraging existing and future residents to utilise the extensive cycle path network on site. By building a strong community and a healthy place to live, Barking Riverside London will help ensure a healthy future for its residents.