Just down the road from us in Stoke Newington - but worth highlighting as Hackney Council has secured £1.3m from the Mayor of London to transform Kingsland High Street as part of the Council's major improvements to Dalston town centre.
The funding was granted after the Council submitted proposals developed with Design for London to transform the area, which include better walking and cycling routes, planting more trees to make the town centre greener, and providing improved lighting. There will also be new cycle stands, dropped kerbs to make things easier for wheelchair users and those with pushchairs, safer crossings for blind and visually impaired pedestrians, 20mph speed limits and the introduction of CCTV.
The plans will transform Kingsland High Street while ensuring Dalston's distinct character that makes it such a popular destination for residents and visitors is strengthened.
The new London Overground station is due to open at Dalston Junction by June. Around the station, the Council is working with partners to build 500 new homes, a new library and public archive, shops, restaurants and a modern public square.