Welcome signs put Lambeth on the map
Lambeth is putting itself on the map with brand new welcome signs being installed at key arrival points to the borough.
The 'Welcome to Lambeth' signs will greet visitors as they enter the borough via major transport and pedestrian routes, and are being put up to help give residents and visitors to the borough a sense of place.
The scheme is part of the council's 'Better Neighbourhoods' project, which is seeing an extra £3.5 million invested to improve the environment this year, and also includes the planting of around 250 new trees and major improvements made to streets and highways.
Councillor Sally Prentice, Cabinet member for Environment on Lambeth Council, said: "These new signs are a small but important way of showing that we are proud of our borough and of its attractions, its green spaces and its history. We want make sure visitors who come to Lambeth feel that they are welcome, and know that when they visit attractions like the Southbank, Brixton Market, and Clapham Common that these are Lambeth icons, and that as Lambeth residents we are proud of them!"
Signs will be installed around the borough, including Vauxhall, Kennington, Brixton, Herne Hill, Norwood, West Norwood, Streatham and Clapham.
The Better Neighbourhoods scheme is designed to make long lasting improvements to Lambeth's environment. The council, in partnership with Lambeth Living, has earmarked £3.5 million for a major programme of environmental works to make Lambeth cleaner, greener and safer. Roads and pavements will be resurfaced, hundreds of new street trees planted, green champions recruited, recycling facilities will be improved on estates and tired and outdated street signs and furniture will be replaced. The programme will run from the end of May and last until March 2010.
Published on 17 August 2009