Greenwich and Bexley councils have come together to clean up a 'thriving' Abbey Wood road.

On September 26, the two councils pooled their resources to undertake a deep clean of the area.

Wilton Road has restaurants, bars, cafe and is one of the main roads that leads up to Abbey Wood station.

The clean-up follows a previous Wilton Road Improvement Programme which involved both councils joining forces to support 13 independent businesses to make shop front improvements and modernise their marketing methods.

Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Greenwich's cabinet member for air quality, public realm and transport, said: "Wilton Road has a strong and diverse retail offer and this will be more obvious to all following the street cleaning.

"It is vital that our local small businesses look welcoming and appealing to residents and commuters.

"We are working with our neighbours at Bexley to achieve the shared goal of having a clean, litter-free environment."

Cllr David Leaf, Bexley's cabinet member for resources, said: "Crossrail may have been delayed, but our work to ensure that the local community is best placed to take advantage of the opportunities that it will bring continues.

"We have almost completed the public realm improvements at Abbey Wood station and we will do everything we can to support residents and businesses during this period of transition.

"I am pleased that we are working together with Greenwich Council to support the local community in Abbey Wood Village to make the area clean and attractive."

The area around Wilton Road is known locally as 'Abbey Wood Village'.

Future plans for the village include using this name more widely on signage, as well as a range of further street and public space improvements.

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