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Boris gives East End £2.4m to fix its potholes and cracks

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

TOWN Hall bosses are getting a cool £2.4 million from Boris Johnson to fix potholes and pay for other road and transport improvements in London’s East End. The Mayor of London is dishing cash to Tower Hamlets for street improvements, as part of City Hall’s annual hand out’ budget to the 33 London boroughs totalling £168.3m in the next financial year

TOWN Hall bosses are getting a cool £2.4 million from Boris Johnson to fix potholes and pay for other road and transport improvements in London’s East End.

The Mayor of London is dishing cash to Tower Hamlets for street improvements, as part of City Hall’s annual hand out’ budget to the 33 London boroughs totalling £168.3m in the next financial year.

Tower Hamlets is using £545,000 of its grant in Bethnal Green, to repair uneven surfaces, potholes and cracks in the busy Cambridge Heath Road, ass well as laying on cycling facilities in nearby Vyner Street and putting in a cycle contraflow’ lane along Bonner Street with other measures to reduced vehicle speed.

Another £153,000 is earmarked in Poplar for new level pavements and better crossings in Abbott Road.

A further £200,000 goes on cycle training in Tower Hamlets, together with more cycle parking and two electrical recharging points to run eco-friendly’ vehicles to help reduce CO2 emissions.


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