London,
02
May
2011
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00:00
Europe/London

Improving Hoxton Square

Hoxton Square, N1 will be closed to the public for eight weeks from today (Tuesday 3 May) while a number of improvements are made.

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

Landscaping - new planting and improved lawn;
More seating;
Restored drinking fountain;
Re-laying of the path around the square; and
Bat and bird boxes will also be installed to provide a wildlife habitat.

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

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. The closest alternative green space is Shoreditch Park (approximately ten minutes walk up Pitfield Street or Hoxton Street). The Square will be monitored by CCTV while work is taking place. The council apologises for any inconvenience during this time while the work is carried out.

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

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