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Central London is getting its first new park in 100 years

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Josh Mcloughlin
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Half of London is green space, but you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise when you're elbowing your way down a busy, traffic-choked shopping street in Zone 1, or searching for somewhere peaceful to eat your sandwiches at lunchtime.

Central London hasn't had a new park for a century, but a £220 million funding pot released to London boroughs by TfL is set to change that. Camden Council has been awarded £6.7m to revamp Alfred Place in Fitzrovia, creating a much needed green space in the heart of the city.

London's 33 boroughs will each receive a slice of the TfL funding pie, which includes £148m for transport schemes and a further £70m for projects like Quietways cycle routes and plans to make London's streets more pedestrian friendly. 

Along with Camden, the big winners are Westminster, awarded £3.6m to improve cycling, walking and bus routes around the Strand and Aldwych, and Merton, which is planning to spend £1m of its £2.9m award transforming Mitcham town centre.

Thanks, TfL – now how about throwing some cash at the Piccadilly Line?

Photo: Camden Council

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