Deptford and Catford win regeneration funding

BC's woman on the inside at the Mayor's Office points out two of the Lewisham projects that have received funding from the the Mayor's "Outer London Fund", which is designed to help promote economic growth in 18 outer boroughs.

Deptford High Street and Catford Broadway will received a combined total of £4.3 million in investment.

Now it just so happens that the Mayor was elected thanks to support from the outer boroughs, although relatively few of those votes, so it's good news that two important projects got something, even though we're not sure how riverside, zone 2 Deptford can be counted as "outer London". Here are the details:

Over £4.3million is being invested in regeneration projects across Lewisham, boosting local high streets, delivering growth and new jobs and improving lives, as the Mayor of London announces the second round of projects to benefit from his Outer London Fund.

The Mayor is channeling £50 million from his Outer London Fund and an additional £25million in match funding from other private and public sector partners into regeneration projects across London.

Deptford High Street will benefit from an investment of over £2.2 million in order to re-invigorate the area. Specific activities include a market apprenticeship starter initiative and a market stall and forecourt appearance improvement project. The funding will also support the creation of a new public space at the southern end of the High Street. Other activities include a waste initiative, improved parking provisions and a feasibility study for Hamilton Street Car Park, and the Deptford Moving Art Scheme. 

Catford Broadway will benefit from over £2 million to go towards regeneration of the town centre and high street through new shop fronts, forecourts, lighting and street layouts with the aim of increasing footfall and evening activity. The market will also be diversified through the creation of new food stalls – ‘A Taste of things to come’. A market apprentice initiative will also begin in order to help younger people build their employment skills.

Nunhead also won funding for high street improvements. Visit the Nunhead Forum for the full details.