Redbridge Council consults residents to make Wanstead’s streets quieter and safer

L1220589©Geoff Wilkinson

Wanstead is one of seven areas in Redbridge chosen by the council to be part of its Quiet Streets initiative.

“Wanstead has always been a green and quiet place and our objective is to try and enhance that. This programme will aim to reduce speeding, rat running and create more space for people to walk and cycle safely around the neighbourhood. At the start of lockdown, everyone noticed how much quieter the streets were and it would be good if we could keep some of the benefits of that. We want to have streets that are quieter, with more places for planting, and safe for our kids to play on,” said Councillor John Howard, Cabinet Member for Civic Pride.

The council has received more than £500k from TfL to fund the project and residents are invited to put forward their ideas on what improvements they would like to see.