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Extra trains to be stopping at Lea Bridge Station

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Passengers using Lea Bridge Station will soon have extra trains they can use.

After a sustained campaign by the Council, Lea Bridge Station opened in May 2016 and three years later we will be seeing twice as many trains running with a train each way every 15 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.

This is possible because Network Rail has built a third track from just north of Lea Bridge Station to Meridian Water Station, allowing extra trains to run. 

The additional services will help cope with the extra demand which will come from the housing and business regeneration schemes taking place in the area.

Get more details of the new services

3 Station Sites

3 Station Sites Lea Bridge red line plan

The Council is proposing to develop 300 new homes, new cultural/commercial space, publicly accessible green space, and a new station entrance and public space on three sites near Lea Bridge Station.

The current Pocket Park landscape area will be replaced with a publicly accessible green open space.

The Council is currently out to tender for a Development Partner to work with us to deliver the project.

Over the next few months the plan is to shortlist to five and then to three potential Development Partners, with Cabinet selecting the partner with the best proposals in early 2020.

A planning application is not expected until summer 2020. The Council will be retaining freehold ownership of the three sites.

The Council ran a number of public engagement events last year, and the feedback received has been valuable in shaping the Council’s requirements for the sites and the feedback report can be found on our website below.

Read more information on the scheme

Making tracks on Lea Bridge Road

Whipps Cross junction plan

Quick work is being made of the final stretches of Lea Bridge Road where segregated cycle tracks are being installed.

The majority of the four kilometre road from Hackney to Whipps Cross interchange now has segregated cycle lanes on both sides of the road.

The remaining sections, at the border with Hackney, near the Bakers Arms junction and Leyton Green Road as well as around the Whipps Cross interchange, are due to be completed ahead of the summer. 

As part of the scheme improved junctions, new crossings and bus stops, as well as trees, planting and cycle parking will be installed along the route.

Find out more about the scheme

Work at Low Hall Depot

Low Hall Depot Administration Block

In 2018, the Council commissioned a series of surveys to assess the condition of its buildings and external areas on the Low Hall Depot site. 

Following a review of the information provided, we will be carrying out priority works to the following locations:

  1. Admin Building
  2. Highways building
  3. Riney yard
  4. Vehicle Wash (drainage and tarmac repairs only)
  5. Dog kennels

Work is due to start on Tuesday 7 May and will take around six weeks. Contractors will be working from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Contractors vehicles will access the site via the neighbouring industrial estate.

Motion E10

Motion E10 under construction

The marketing suite and show apartment are now open and all are welcome to visit and speak to the sales team.

The tallest of the six blocks has reached its highest point, with all blocks at varying stages internally, from having kitchen units fitted to having underfloor heating installed.

Find out more about the scheme

Meet your local manager and network with your community

Connecting Communities Area Network Manager: Carolyn Sellick

We already have several hundred Leyton residents who are interested in Connecting Communities and this is a reminder about a meeting on Monday..

Now there's an opportunity for you to meet with your network area manager, Carolyn Sellick, to discuss key issues and priorities for the area, volunteering opportunities and the various ways to build community support networks.  The meeting will also include a discussion on the issues around serious youth violence.

The meeting will be on Monday 29 April, 1pm to 3pm at the Score Centre, 100 Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5JY and it's important that you reserve a place online.

Register your interest in attending your local meeting here

There will be a follow up event in the evening for people who can’t make it in the day,  get in touch with Carolyn for more information or a chance to share ideas over a cup of tea.

Email Carolyn Sellick

Lea Bridge Road Studios

Yharnna designs 190219 Arbeit Studios, Lea Bridge

Arbeit Studios, in Argall Way, has been providing secure work space for businesses as diverse as sculptors, photographers and personally created wedding dress designers.

Hajni Semsei, Arbeit Studio Director, said: “We saw the potential that would follow from the opening of Lea Bridge Station and opened our Lea Bridge Studios in April 2016, about a month before the station opened.

“There has been high demand for the units all of which have natural light, something that is important for creative businesses, as well as 24/7 access and good security."

Find out more about these studios

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