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Parade of shops gets attention

Posted: 16th Dec 2016 | Written by Katrina Gilbert

A parade of shops in Ockendon Road, Corbets Tey is set to receive a facelift after Havering Council agreed to a programme of works to improve the area.

Commencing on Monday 24 October a team from the Council’s contractors Marlborough will be working in front of the shops at 1 – 6 Ockendon Road.

They will be working on Council and privately owned land removing the old asphalt and replacing it with a mix of new blocks and paving. They will also remove any trip hazards and a gutter that runs along the edge of the footway and by doing so minimise the chance of puddles forming.

Additionally a new bus shelter will be installed as part of the Council’s continuing programme of bus stop improvement works to make getting on and off buses easier for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. New street planters and bins will be added to improve the look of the area.

The works follow consultations with local councillors, the businesses in the parade of shops, and the Corbets Tey Residents Association and a similar set of improvement works recently in Front Lane, Cranham.

Councillor Osman Dervish, the Havering Council Cabinet Member responsible for Environment said:

“This work, funded by Havering Council, will take about 6 weeks and result in a much better looking road and I hope that local businesses and shoppers are pleased with the results.”

Pic A Ockendon Road pre-works rs.jpg

The area outside of the parade of shops in Ockendon Road, Corbets Tey, that will be improved by the work starting on October 24

Pic B Recently completed scheme in Front Lane Cranham rs.jpg

A recently completed scheme in Front Lane Cranham using similar materials to those to be used in Ockendon Road