The works to improve Church Street started on 14th September and are now well underway - you can already see the newly laid paving stones on some stretches.
The Council is working closely with the contractors to make sure that the scheme is delivered as soon as possible to the highest standard.
We have stressed the importance of maintaining access to shops during the works, and the contractors are working closely with shop owners to address their concerns. The traffic diversion in the first week caused problems for many, and we asked for additional signs to be placed at the Church Street/Albion Road junction to prevent drivers from turning along the street.
There was also an issue with the gas main outside 40 Stoke Newington Church Street - the contractors discovered a leak. A number of abandoned cellars have also been discovered whilst excavating the footways and damp proofing is being put in.
We are aware that there has been a lot of disruption on Church Street in recent years and that it is frustrating for those living and working on the street. Please do contact us with ANY concerns and we will pass these on the manager of the works.