11 August 2011

£50m to regenerate London's damaged town centres

Boris Johnson has announced a £50million fund to help town centres and high streets damaged by the recent disturbances. The new fund is in addition to the Mayor's Outer London Fund and will invest in larger scale rebuilding projects, building on the momentum created as repair work begins.

Regeneration proposals will be developed with communities and Councils and ensure that the contracts go to as many local businesses, employing local people, as possible. This local focus will also include apprenticeships for unemployed people in the affected areas to help them develop the skills they need to get into work.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “We have always recognised the importance of improving London's town centres and clearly after the destruction caused by the recent events across the city this is a bigger challenge than ever. That is why I am allocating £50 million to ensure that these areas are regenerated quickly and transformed into safe, attractive, vibrant and economically successful places to live, work and invest in.”

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Categories: London | Tags: Regeneration, Town centres

03 August 2011

Investing in Outer London

Boris today announced the 30 projects across the capital that will be the first to benefit from the Mayor's Outer London Fund.  The projects, across 20 boroughs, will have immediate access to the funds so they can revitalise their town centres and give the local economies a boost throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

First round projects receiving funds include new temporary public art outside Waterman’s Arts Centre in Brentford High Street; refurbishing shop fronts and utilising vacant shops in Enfield; new green space at John the Baptist Church in Chipping Barnet, expanding the Green Lanes Food Festival in Haringey; creating the Bromley Town Centre Heritage Trail; and upgrading pavements in Barnes town centre, as well as enhancement of Christmas lights.

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Categories: London | Tags: Outer london, Outer london fund, Town centres

13 June 2011

Driving economic recovery in outer London

Plans to help boost economic recovery and job opportunities in outer London boroughs were unveiled by Boris Johnson today.

The plans are part of the Mayor's £50m Outer London Fund which aims to transform town centres and local communities in outer London, especially those which benefit less directly from the economic boom of the 2012 Olympic Games and Crossrail.

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Categories: jobs and skills, London | Tags: London, Outer boroughs, Outer london fund, Regeneration, Town centres