No sooner than Noel McMahon of the Nightingale pub had asked, on these pages, for help in tidying up Nightingale Green, than Wansteadium can bring the very welcome news that Redbridge council has secured Â£150,000 from Transport for London to improve the area.
The money will be spent on repaving the pavement outside the shops, on the corner around the pub, and all the way round the green. Other parts will have faux cobbles (tres rustique) installed. There will be seven new lampposts, and “junction protection measures” where Nightingale Green meets Eastway. It’s not clear from the papers, which are to be discussed by councillors at Monday’s Area One committee, what this means.
So Noel’s plea for volunteers to smarten up the green itself will be more welcome than ever.