Erith has been awarded £1.6m from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund, following a successful bid by the Council.
The funding will be used to make further improvements to the town by rejuvenating existing open spaces, bringing empty buildings into use, nurturing innovation and enhancing all the things that make Erith great, making the most of its unique setting by the River Thames.
Cllr Louie French, Bexley’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Growth said: “I am pleased that the Mayor has recognised the potential that Erith has and awarded us Good Growth funds. We want to make the town the prosperous and forward-looking place it used to be, and we are excited about the cultural, employment and housing opportunities it could offer.”
The Good Growth Fund is open to a broad range of public, private and third-sector organisations in London who want to drive regeneration in their local area. Funds are awarded to innovative, best practice regeneration activities that focus on the local community.