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14 Nov 2018 | Community News


Thames Ward will be getting a green makeover in 2019 from the Mayor of London’s Green Capital Grants – with additional funding from Be First and Barking Riverside Limited.

Over £400,000 will be used to improve parks and trails in the area. The Thames View Greenway will be a mini-park featuring play areas, wildlife habitats, and walking and cycling paths for the whole community.

The new nature trail will run along the Thames View playing fields, linking central London cycling paths to the west and the Ripple Nature Reserve to the east. Ripple Nature Reserve is also undergoing improvements to create new walkways and cycling paths so that the woodland can be enjoyed by all area residents.

Thames View Greenway has been inspired by the local community. During several led walks and workshops, Thames Ward residents were given the chance to discuss the vision they have for their neighbourhood.

Local collaboration won’t stop there – residents will have the chance to voice their opinions at several events hosted by Be First, Sustrans, and Barking Riverside.

Residents have been invited to attend engagement events coming up – drop in and share your views.

They are:

Monday 19th November – Farr Avenue shops, Thames View – 3-6pm
Wednesday 21st November – Thames View Playing Fields – 8-10am
Wednesday 21st November – Outside George Carey School, Barking Riverside – 3-6pm
Friday 23rd November – Sue Bramley Centre Community Café – 10am-12 noon
Saturday 1st December – Sue Bramley Centre – 11am-1pm
Friday 14th December – Mums on a Mission Street Party, Farr Avenue Shops – 3-6pm

You can also make your view through an online survey:

To find out more or to get more involved with future community workshops in the New Year, contact Jake – [email protected]