by Natalie Vincent Fri 9 March 2018, 2:23 pm
Over 50 project designs created by residents to improve park spaces across Walthamstow have been chosen by the council, of 356 originally submitted.
The winning ideas, which include artistic murals, community growing plots and play areas were selected by local ward councillors after they were costed and cleared by officers in the neighbourhood team.
Winners were chosen from 20 wards, with the council setting aside £500,000 for the improvements.
Clyde Loakes, deputy leader and cabinet member for the environment, said: "We were overwhelmed with some great ideas from the community about they wanted for their parks, green and open spaces; it's been an absolute pleasure looking through them.
"Access to the outdoors provides a boost to people's mental health, as well as their physical health and well-being; these improvements, taking place across every ward in the borough, will make these places even better for everyone to enjoy."
Work is already taking place on the first projects, and they are expected to be completed by the end of April 2018.
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