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Bakers Arms to celebrate new public square opening next week

Next week local residents will have the chance to be entertained by live bands, a magician and a caricaturist, as a new public square at Bakers Arms is officially unveiled.

The event will run on Wednesday 26 March from 3-6pm, and celebrates the completion of refurbishment work at the junction of Hoe St and Lea Bridge Road, as part of the wider town centre improvements at Bakers Arms.

Bakers Arms has benefited from approximately £3.3millon of improvement works, including public realm enhancements and shop-front refurbishments.

Waltham Forest Council Leader, Chris Robbins, said: “This work is a result of our residents saying regeneration in the borough was a top priority. So over the last year we have created a better borough by enhancing nine high street areas, refurbishing 28 play areas, improving all of our leisure centres and making plans to bring a cinema to the borough.”

The Council is building on the success of similar schemes such as Leyton High Road that experienced a similar transformation, working with local businesses to maintain a high standard. The Council aims to provide a general uplift and a consistency to areas to create attractive parades of shops for residents to enjoy.

Councillor Robbins added: “It’s all part of our “Creating a Better Place to Live Campaign” which is improving our borough’s streets and attracts better shops and leisure facilities. We hope residents take the opportunity to come along, and enjoy the event as a community.”

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