James Brokenshire has welcomed work which starts this month to improve and upgrade Sidcup High Street, attracting new customers to the area and bringing a boost to local businesses. The enhancements, which have been drawn up by Bexley Council in conjunction with the local community, are part of a £1.6million improvement scheme funded by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.
Phase 3 of the Council’s Sidcup Town Area Renewal or “STAR” scheme will see areas repaved, pavements widened and a new zebra crossing near the bend in the road in a bid which the Council hopes will improve the look and feel of Sidcup High Street and bring additional shoppers to the town centre. New trees will also be added to the street scene and the road itself will be resurfaced.
James will be monitoring progress with the works and how they are impacting on local businesses during the construction phase. More details of the STAR scheme can be found on the Bexley Council website at http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10798.