Additional funding to maintain Enfield’s outdoor spaces

More than £7 million will be invested in maintaining Enfield’s roads, pavements, play areas, parks and bridges the Council has decided.

The funding, which is set out in Enfield Council’s ten-year Capital Strategy and Capital Programme was approved by the Cabinet on 12 February.

The report contains a business case which will see £6.45 million allocated for highways and street scene repairs and upgrades in 2020/21. Additional funding will also be allocated to assess the condition of more than 340 bridges, 92 play areas, 210km of paths in parks and 90km of park fencing. The Council will also match-fund flood management works including features such as tree planting, wetlands projects and rain gardens. The extra money for alley gating will reduce burglaries and improve security.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment Sustainability, Cllr Guney Dogan, said: “Despite ongoing funding cuts Enfield Council continues to prioritise projects to keep the borough moving, grow the local economy and keep residents safe.

“Our highways and parks are the arteries that sustain Enfield’s communities. It is therefore right that we strive to maintain them to a good standard, even when the Council has had to make £179 million savings over the last ten years due to government cuts and increased pressures.”

As well as the £6.45 million for highways and street scene in 2020/21, the Council will fund annually £200,000 for bridge works, £200,000 for play areas and paths in parks, £80,000 for alley-gating and £250,000 match funding for flood management projects.
Image, of Broomfield Park Wetlands - credit and thanks to Taking the Pixels

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