£15m to relay and improve streets and pavements across Brent

Brent Council has announced it will spend £15m to deliver ‘large-scale improvements’ on the borough’s pavements and walkways.

The funding, announced on 6 February, is designed to make roads and pavements more accessible – in turn encouraging people to walk and cycle.

Some £4m of this funding has already been spent on upgrading roads and pavements in places like Oakington Avenue.

The remaining £11m will be spent over the next two years.

Locations most in need of the funding have been identified using data, while ward councillors were asked to give their feedback to select their priority pavements to be improved.  

Councillor Krupa Sheth, cabinet member for environment, infrastructure and climate action, said: “We are delighted to announce a package of over £15m to relay and improve streets and pavements across Brent. 

“Keeping Brent moving is at the heart of what we do, and I am delighted to announce this funding which will make our roads and pavements accessible and encourage people to walk, cycle and take public transport.” 

The funding is in addition to the patching programme funded by the DfT and the borough’s carriageway programme to improve our roads. 

When relaying and upgrading footways, Brent Council says it uses Asphalt, which is a more sustainable material. Asphalt generates 50% less emissions from the point of resurfacing compared to other materials used.

22 February 2024