Learn about our neighbourhood improvement programme and what we've done so far

We've set up a 'Neighbourhood Improvements' programme, incorporating a range of projects that will take place over the next two years. These will make a real difference on the ground while we work on long-term plans for Thamesmead.

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What we've done so far

  • We've transformed the Lesnes to Crossness Path around Southmere Lake, creating a safe and well-used area offering new footpaths, play facilities, street furniture, shrubs and trees. We also provided an easily accessible, quality green open space for residents as well as an improved habitat for wildlife to thrive.
  • We've cleaned up the canals (see above – Kingfishers have already returned), planted more than 5,000 shrubs, and replaced nearly 200 lights in South Thamesmead.
  • Employed extra staff to deal with outstanding repairs in the Moorings and South Thamesmead.
  • Developed new shops at Parkview Hub that will be opening later this year.

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Projects coming up

These include:

  • Improving the Thames path. This will enhance the existing pathway and create spaces to enjoy the river and the rich local wildlife (we'll be working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich).
  • Working with the London Borough of Bexley on improvements to the Ridgeway
  • Creating a new and safe pedestrian crossing on Yarnton Way
  • Delivering a programme of improvements to play areas across Thamesmead.

We’ll keep you informed about these projects - keep a look out for forthcoming events or add your name to our mailing list.