|Grants Given To Several Improvement Schemes in Putney|
Money from the Wandsworth Local Fund raised from charge on developers
A number of schemes in the Putney area have been given grants from the Wandsworth Local Fund.
They are among the projects that have received funding in the latest disbursement of £1.75 million from the fund which comes from a charge the council makers on local developers to provide infrastructure needed to serve new homes and offices. It is the neighbourhood portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
The playground in Wandsworth Park is to get new equipment and surfacing and the boundaries extended to include more grass. In addition part of the lawn/turf in the west end of the park will be turned into a meadow flower habitat.
There is more cash for work on the Dover House parade of shops and the Upper Richmond Road Streetscape Enhancement. The road and pavement will be repaved, more parking bays installed, including an electric charging bay, and a seating area currently associated with antisocial behaviour will be removed. This work is already well underway, with the additional grant provided to enable the project to be completed.
West Putney Area Through Traffic Study is to be carried out with possible changes to road layouts including upgrading single yellow lines to double yellow lines in some areas.
The Southfields Public Realm Improvement project, which aims to make the shopping area more attractive and easier to access on foot and by bike, is well advanced and the council will be publicising progress in more detail shortly. An additional grant will enable the project to be completed following the cancellation of an expected grant from Transport for London.
There is also funding for Putney Vale Allotment Path improvements providing access to all of the plots, as well as providing more water points throughout the site. The aim is to increase capacity and reduce waiting lists.
In the current financial year just over a million pounds will be spent on wave nine of the fund, with a further £737,000 to be spent in 2021/22.
The council’s finance spokesman Cllr Rory O’Broin said, “We are pleased that funds are available for projects suggested by local people to enhance their neighbourhoods. It is particularly encouraging that schemes funded in this latest wave of the Wandsworth Local Fund support the aims of our environmental strategy including the support of sustainable transport”
Residents are encouraged to bring ideas for neighbourhood improvements to their ward councillors to submit schemes to be considered for funding.
Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF.
October 16, 2020