Blackfen town centre is set to undergo major improvements this summer.

Starting with some preparatory works on June 19, the improvements include repaving and resurfacing the land in front of Gloucester Parade and some of the pavement around the Days Lane junction.

Trees will also be planted to upgrade the appearance of the area and give it more of a town centre feel.

The public space will be opened up to improve pedestrian visibility and maximise safety.

While the improvements are being made throughout the summer, various roads in the town centre will be shut as work takes place.

The service road in front of the shops on Gloucester Parade will be closed throughout the works with no parking available.

Once this area re-opens regularised parking will be introduced to ensure a regular turnover of spaces.

Some footpaths will be closed but Bexley Council have said access to local shops will be maintained at all times.

Cllr Linda Bailey, Bexley’s cabinet member for regeneration and growth, said: “This is good news for those living and working in Blackfen.

“We want the local community to benefit from the increased trade that this will bring to the area.”