The initiative is one of several improvements to community infrastructure being delivered by the council and its partners.
The aim is part of long-term thinking to make Bexley a place where people want to live and work for years to come. Telecoms giant BT has named Bexley London’s most digitally connected borough – a strong illustration the borough is meeting this ambition to improve connectivity for all.
Better online access
Leader of the Council Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE: said: “We have been working with BT and Virgin Media to upgrade their networks and forming partnerships with other digital providers, so that everyone in the borough can have more choice, and receive high quality, superfast wi-fi. Plans are also being made to improve mobile communication and we have secured funding for new high-speed fibre networks.”
Improving transport links and extending Crossrail to Ebbsfleet, is another key priority. After four years of campaigning, the Government has pledged £4.85 to move this project forward.
Plans are also in place to develop a network of on-street Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points and off-street rapid charging stations.
Bexley is also exploring the design and sale of a district heating network, sending heat from the Cory Energy Waste plant to local homes.