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£790,000 mini-park with cycle superhighway into central London to be created in Barking

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 November 2018

How the Ripple Greenway could look. Pic: Be First.

How the Ripple Greenway could look. Pic: Be First.

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A £790,000 mini-park which will include a walking route and a cycle superhighway into central London is coming to Barking.

The open space, which is scheduled to open in spring 2020, will also be linked to the Ripple Nature Reserve and Barking Riverside via a cycle path.

The park will be funded with £440,000 from the Mayor of London’s Green Capital Grants and £350,000 from Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company.

Caroline Harper, chief planner at Be First, said: “This new park will open up the Thames to local residents and visitors from all parts of east London, thanks to new cycle routes and paths.”

“But we need residents to tell us what other features or facilities they’d like, so that local people take the park to their hearts and it becomes a real community asset.”

Be First are holding a series of public events so residents can have their say on how the park should look.

They will take place at:

• November 21 – Thames View Playing Fields – 8-10am

• November 21 – Outside George Carey School, Barking Riverside – 3-6pm

• November 23 – Sue Bramley Centre Community Café – 10am-12 noon

• December 1 – Sue Bramley Centre – 11am-1pm

• December 14 – Mums on a Mission Street Party, Farr Avenue Shops –

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