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Loughborough Junction’s Regeneration – Unfinished Work

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Loughborough Junction’s current regeneration is down more in part due to the investment made by private individuals than the investment by the council. There have been improvements made but not so significantly that real change has happened. The new traffic calming speed humps that have proliferated throughout the area make for a more sedate speed of life and traffic, which is welcome, but what else have they done recently? The new Loughborough infants school looks superb, I cycle past every day, the kids look happy and are having fun but what about the main stretch on Coldharbour Lane?

Loughborough central has a long way to go and it wouldn’t take much to sort it out, some basic elements just need lying out on the table and sorting out. The first that comes to mind is the ghastly stretch of pavement that is so badly kept, and littered with bins, rubbish, adverts etc etc out side the train station. Secondly, street lighting, which seems so irregular on the main road area is inviting trouble. And what’s going on with all the empty shops, does nobody want to take them on or are there problems with the council and what they will allow? Its tragic that this small area is used and viewed by thousands of people every day. It is disheartening to see it so neglected.

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Welcome to Loughborough Junction. The Pavement outside 206 Coldharbour Lane often with cars parked all over and rubbish dumped for all to see.

Jireks Chicken 206 Coldharbour Lane 02077331477
Celestial Church of Christ 204 Coldharbour Lane 0207370708
We have contacted the council and Thameslink who have both advised that this land belongs to the shops / church.

Author: loughboroughjunction

The Loughborough Junction Forum is a grassroots organisation set up by local people to provide all members of the community with a way to improve the Loughborough Junction area. It is intended that it provides eyes, ears and a collective voice for the community. All participants are invited to provide accounts of what they see happening within the area and to share their concerns and ideas with the forum so that they can be collated and channelled to the relevant authorities.

One thought on “Loughborough Junction’s Regeneration – Unfinished Work

  1. I’m pleased to report an update on this post, the pavement outside the station has finally been repaired and looks 10 times better. Having talked to Jireks to congratulate them on their good work, it transpired that the council had actually sorted the pavement. All good work and a very good start on smartening the station area up. Frankly though it was pathetic that it stayed so dangerous for so many years.

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