Camden awarded £7.7 million to improve health and wellbeing in Gospel Oak, Haverstock and Kentish Town South
Camden Council has been awarded £7,744,517 from the second round of the Government’s levelling up fund to support improvements in Gospel Oak, Haverstock, and Kentish Town South.
The successful bid titled “A Healthy and Connected Neighbourhood: improving the physical and community infrastructure in Gospel Oak, Haverstock, and Kentish Town South” includes a series of projects in the area aimed at tackling health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing for residents.
This includes making improvements to Talacre Community Sports Centre, developing a neighbourhood space at 2 Prince of Wales Road and creating a network of healthy streets and green mobility hubs to promote sustainable travel.
As a Council we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents, so we are delighted to receive this investment for Gospel Oak, Haverstock, and Kentish Town South. This funding will make a huge difference to local communities, including broadening access to sport, physical and family activities, better connecting the area with sustainable and green travel options and creating an exciting new community hub space by the town centre.
Further details on the projects:
- Improving Talacre Community Sports Centre. This includes expanding the current sports and youth education programmes and introducing more activities for residents to take part in at the centre. A new Talacre play area will also be developed on the open space opposite to the sports centre.
- Delivering four safe and healthy streets schemes and six green mobility hubs throughout the area. This is aimed at creating and promoting sustainable modes of travel. The works will also include improving lighting and greenery to enhance the local area.
- Redeveloping 2 Prince of Wales neighbourhood space. A new neighbourhood space will be developed to bring residents, community organisations and businesses together in the community. The space could be used as a coworking space, a space for small and medium sized businesses, and additional community space.
The Council also submitted a bid for funding for Kilburn town centre which was unsuccessful, however the Council will continue to look for other sources of funding for this area.
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