London,
30
June
2011
|
00:00
Europe/London

Hoxton Square open to the public after undergoing improvements

Hoxton Square, N1 is once again open to the public after undergoing a mini facelift.

The planned improvements, part of Hackney Council’s investment in parks and green spaces across the borough sees residents and visitors benefit from:

New flowers, shrubs and an improved lawn;

More seating to sit and relax;

A restored drinking fountain;

Re-laying of the path around the square; and

Bat and bird boxes have been installed to provide a wildlife habitat.

Hackney’s Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture visited the square with a group of children from St Monicas Primary School. He said: “Hackney has some wonderful parks and green spaces that are very popular with residents and visitors. We know how important they are, which is why the Council is investing in and improving areas like Hoxton Square so that we maintain the high standards we have come to expect from Hackney’s parks.”

Hoxton Square, one of Hackney’s many green spaces, is home to art galleries, restaurants, bars and pubs and a very popular place to relax. Hackney Council has also made improvements to Hackney Downs Pavilion and the £8.9 million Clissold Park Restoration Project is nearing completion.

The work was carried out as a result of consultation with residents and visitors to determine what kinds of improvements should be made.

For more information about Hackney’s award winning parks visit http://www.hackney.gov.uk/cp-community-parks.htm

Follow us at www.twitter.com/hackneyliving or www.facebook.com/hackneyliving

Ends