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St James Street unveiled after £2.9m restoration

by Natalie Vincent Tue 10 October 2017, 5:06 pm

A formerly dilapidated area of Walthamstow High Street has returned to its former glory following a large renovation project.

The improved St James Street junction was reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by leader of Waltham Forest Council, Clare Coghill in September. The event featured live music and local food, with members of the public joining in the celebrations. 

The £3 million project saw new heritage paving installed, the repairs of 59 properties, as well as providing new signage to local businesses.  

Coghill said: "This heritage-led scheme has brought the buildings, and the local area, back to its former glory…it was important that it should gain a new lease of life and made available for people and businesses to benefit and enjoy".

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