New Southgate scheme enters second phase

Wed 20 March 2013, 6:16 pm

Regeneration work aimed at improving the look and feel of New Southgate has entered its second phase, which will see trees planted and pavements resurfaced on the High Road.

Part of the Take the High Road Programme, the work will also see the creation of new cycling and walking links connecting High Road with Friern Barnet Road through the High View Estate.

Additionally, an outdoor gym and playground for young children will be installed at High Road open space.

Councillor Del Goddard, Enfield’s business and regeneration lead, said the improvements would have a transformational effect on the whole of New Southgate.

“Our plan from the start was to deliver real improvements that helped to design out crime and antisocial behaviour and turn New Southgate into a thriving, pleasant and vibrant area for everyone," he said.

"We know there is still work to be done, but we are well on our way to achieving our aim.”

The first phase of the Take the High Road project saw improvements to the Red Brick Estate, including the lowering of high brick walls and the blocking off of disused alleyways.