Residents living within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham took part in a walkabout tour with the charity Living Streets to identify ways of creating safer neighbourhoods.
The ‘audit’ of the area asked participants to discuss problems and say the things they liked about the borough’s public walkways.
Living Streets is a national charity, which aims to create ‘safe, attractive and enjoyable’c streets, where people want to walk. It is now seeking to work with developers to make sure all residents benefit from a safe, walking-friendly neighbourhood.
Living Streets project coordinator for London, Wei Du, who led the walkabout, said: “People really appreciate the opportunity to have their say and of course, they are the people who live with these issues every day, so they are best qualified to know the kinds of improvements which might benefit the most residents.
“We have been conducting surveys here which have identified a number of problems, but it’s great to visit the site with residents and councillors so everyone can contribute to finding the best solutions."
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