Thamesmead park and bridge improvements completed
PUBLISHED: 10:22 24 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:22 24 March 2015
Work has been done on the Cory Bridge and Link Pocket Park
Celebrations were held last week to mark the completion of improvement works in Thamesmead.
Bexley council and other organisations marked the completion of work on the Cory Bridge and Link Pocket Park with an event at The Link Thamesmead on Friday, when guests were treated to a light show and the unveiling of a sculpture.
The council and Trust Thamesmead, part of the Peabody Group housing association, have been carrying out work to make the bridge and surrounding area feel safer and more pleasant.
The bridge has been repainted, a community garden and outdoor gym have been created, and overgrown vegetation has been cleared away to make way for new plants. It is hoped that the park will now be used for more cultural events.
Linda Bailey, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration and growth, said: “These projects have made a real difference to this area.
“They have given the community some great new spaces and facilities, and made the route feel safer, brighter and cleaner for pedestrians and cyclists.
“I would like to thank all the project’s funders and partners for their enthusiasm and support.”