Stoke Newington High Street reopens!
Stoke Newington High Street has reopened to pedestrians and drivers, with nearly all residents and businesses returning to properties, following a partial collapse of a private building on Friday 27 January.
Council officers have worked closely with contractor Wates and TfL over the last 4 weeks to ensure a safe return to the high street as soon as possible.
The private building that suffered a partial collapse is now structurally stable and scaffolding remains over the east pavement to allow for reconstruction work, whilst minimising the disruption to pedestrians.
Camera enforcement on the Church Street bus gate will start again at 7am on Monday 6 March. Only buses, Blue Badge holders with the HAC01 permit and cyclists can pass through between 7am-7pm.
All parts of the Stoke Newington low traffic neighbourhood are in operation and all temporary diversion signs have now been removed.
We’re continuing to support affected residents and businesses as they return to their homes and properties and would like to thank those affected for their continued patience. I recognise it has been challenging for many, but I’d like to also thank all those from the Council and partners who worked tirelessly to respond to the incident.
There were no injuries as a result of the collapsed building, but there has been significant disruption to the area, especially for those initially displaced and to local businesses. We are encouraging residents to shop local and support local businesses in the area as they reopen.
Business owners can access further support and guidance on returning back to the high street here.
Additionally, if eligible, the Council can provide support for those in severe financial hardship with a one-off crisis payment. Claims are assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you think you may be eligible for help, please contact the Council’s Money Hub team here or call: 020 8356 3111