Millions of pounds to support Angel Edmonton revamp, reports James Cracknell
Fore Street is set to undergo “major regeneration” thanks to a £2.2million investment in public facilities and the local street scene.
Enfield Council signed an agreement with the Greater London Authority to deliver the work and “create a better town centre”. The council decided to match fund the £1.1m it was awarded from the mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund, a £70m programme designed to support growth and community development in London.
It means there is now enough money to create a new community hub with better library services, 30 affordable workspaces to increase employment and skills in the area, public realm enhancements, and a ‘school street’ to help improve air quality.
In further good news for the area, the Angel Edmonton Good Growth Fund project has been named a winner in the New London Awards, in its meanwhile use category, for the proposal to create a versatile ‘urban room’ on the high street. This scheme will repurpose existing garages as affordable work and studio space for local businesses.
Council leader Nesil Caliskan said: “The Good Growth Fund opens opportunities to build a resilient, vibrant town centre and connects the people of Angel Edmonton to the wider strategic growth presented by the regeneration of the Joyce and Snells estates.
“Many people in Angel Edmonton have felt in the past that they have been left behind. This changes now. These measures will provide the boost to help move families out of poverty, support businesses to achieve successful, ongoing economic growth, and will build the foundations for young people to harness their creativity and make meaningful life-changing progress.”
Anyone who would like to be involved in the upcoming engagement and delivery of the Angel Edmonton Good Growth Fund project can email [email protected]