Published: 30 June 2022
|Works to improve the pedestrianised section of Erith High Street for residents and to provide new shop fronts and units for local businesses at Erith Riverside Centre are complete.
The improvements include welcoming new street level shop frontage to encourage visitors. Inside some of the new shop floor space, known as the ‘Curiosity Cabinet’, will be offered for free to small local businesses and creative enterprises giving them instant access to a prime town centre location.
Find out more at www.curiosity-cabinet.co.uk
The new shop units will also be the new home for Bexley’s Employment Services. The Bexley Business & Employment (BBE) team will be providing job search advice and guidance for residents who are unemployed or under-employed. The units will be used to provide one to one appointments, employability workshops and job clubs. The team will also continue to provide its free recruitment service to help Bexley businesses fill their vacancies.
Find out more about the support and service Bexley’s Employment Services offer at www.bexley.gov.uk/bbe
Some of the adjacent office space will be used by local charity Re-Instate who provide specialist employment support services for people experiencing mental ill-health.
“We have many talented local people in our Borough and I know that they will want to make the most of this opportunity to show off their creations in the ‘Curiosity Cabinet’ space.’ said Cabinet Member for Growth, Cllr Munur,
‘Having the employment services in its new town centre location will improve access for jobseekers and employers and the increased space means that working with Re-Instate we can offer an even wider range of free services to local people.”
Simon Hart, Chief Executive of Reinstate said,
“As an Erith resident of thirty years I am delighted that Re-Instate is able to be a part of this wonderful project to regenerate the town centre. We look forward to working alongside our new neighbours, BBE to support the local community.”
The improvements are funded by London Borough of Bexley and the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund.