The firm who produced the Improvement Plan specialise in urban design rather than construction so we needed different consultants to do the detailed work.

Ken Aston Square, located between the leisure centre and library, was officially opened on 27 September 2014. Ken Aston had been a local headteacher and the football referee thought to have introduced red and yellow cards. His name was chosen from a shortlist by residents.[5] The square is bordered on one side by a long arched colonnade designed in the style of the library building and providing a covered, lit space.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:

The station contains two platforms, one for each direction.[7]

As part of the Better Barkingside initiative the London Borough of Redbridge has commissioned Vision RCL to deliver a year-long programme of Cultural activities for local families. Events will take place in the newly developed Ken Aston Square at the Leisure Centre and Library area of Barkingside High Street. The Spring programme covers March to May.

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Tuesday 20th September - 10.30am – 12 noon   MU Coffee Morning in the Church – all very welcome.

The nearest London Underground station is Barkingside tube station on the Central line. There are also several bus routes:

In September 2014 the new Barkingside Town Centre was named 'Ken Aston Square'.

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A range of different initiatives are being undertaken to support businesses (PDF 685KB)

Two meetings were held in 2012 to get ideas from residents and to discuss outline designs. The PDF document which outlines what was discussed is available to view and download.

Progression of the project can be downloaded (PDF 281KB)

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Summary of consultation meeting 2013 (PDF - 45KB)

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Welcome to Barkingside Stn (LUL). Season Tickets are available to use at this car park; Season Tickets are cheaper than the standard daily parking rates, with monthly, quarterly and annual options available.  Click on the ‘Buy a Season Ticket’ button at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

Barkingside is a London Underground station on the Central line. It is on the eastern edge of Barkingside in the London Borough of Redbridge, at the end of a cul-de-sac called Station Road. It is between Newbury Park and Fairlop stations and has been in Travelcard Zone 4[5] since 2 January 2007.

Summary of Better Barkingside consultation meetings - 2012 (PDF 121KB)

A small turfed space at the High Street end of Virginia Gardens known as the pocket park was also completed in 2014, partly funded by the GLA Pocket Parks Programme.[6] Its informal landscaping references Frederick Gibberd's garden and consists of trees, mixed shrubs and a Christmas tree.[7] Both square and park are outcomes of the Better Barkingside regeneration project.

Barkingside has four secondary schools: Ilford County High School, Caterham High School, King Solomon High School and Oaks Park High School. Primary schools in the area include Clore Tikva Primary School, Fullwood Primary School and Mossford Green Primary School.

In the Spring of 2012, the Council was awarded a grant of just over £1.9 million by the Greater London Authority (GLA), from the Mayor's Regeneration Fund and a "pocket parks" grant, to make improvements to Barkingside High Street. This has been used as an exciting opportunity to encourage visitors to the High Street.  The local community have been consulted throughout the project.

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Join us at Ken Aston Square for a fun-filled day leading to Light Night.

Many of the buildings along the A123 High Street Barkingside are owned by entrepreneur Alan Sugar.[citation needed] At the northern end of the High Street is Fullwell Cross roundabout, which gives its name to the adjacent leisure centre and distinctive circular Grade II listed library building (both designed by the architect Frederick Gibberd) as well as the council neighbourhood bordering the north west of Barkingside proper.

That was the winning name of our Name That Square competition. The winning name was announced on Saturday 27 September 2014 at our very successful Better Barkingside Light Night event.

Uncover the hidden history of Barkingside with the new town heritage trail, 'Around Barkingside, a guide to the area's architecture and heritage' (PDF 645KB).

The station has toilet facilities, and a waiting room on the Westbound platform.

A further meeting was held in 2013 to discuss progress

Tube station: Barkingside and Gants Hill (Central Line)

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Fullwell Cross takes its name from a mediaeval preaching cross that once stood there. Long before there was a church, monks from Barking Abbey would go there to conduct outdoor services for the farmers of Barkingside[citation needed].

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London Bus routes 128, 150, 167, 169, 247, 275 and 462, and night route N8 serve the station.[8] Furthermore, bus route 128 provide a 24-hour service.[8]

Please note, these contact details should not be used for any communication that might require an emergency response. In an emergency you should dial 999.

Barkingside is a district of Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge, north east London.

The station is on the eastern edge of Barkingside in the London Borough of Redbridge, at the end of a cul-de-sac called Station Road.[6] The station is next door to the home of Redbridge F.C.

Barkingside has two public houses. The New Fairlop Oak pub is located on the Fullwell Cross roundabout, named after a giant tree under which an annual fair took place for over a century. At the other end of the High Street is the Chequers pub.

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Following confirmation of the grant it was necessary to start thinking about what the improvements will actually look like – to take the indication and turn it into detailed construction drawings so that a contractor can build it.