Brent Council is spending £20 million on repairing and improving the borough’s pavements.

Cllr Shama Tatler, who is responsible for regeneration, highways and planning, confirmed that a new programme will start in the summer and is set to run until spring 2021.

It will cover 42 miles of Brent’s streets and, according to the council, locations have been chosen based on road surveys and advice from councillors.

“At a time when council budgets are stretched, we have had to make careful choices about how we prioritise our spending,” said Cllr Tatler.

“There’s still lots of work to do, but this £20 million programme represents a significant investment and will set us on the way to improving Brent’s footpaths.”

The council also intends to hire a specialist to tackle some of the borough’s potholes.

It noted that, by using ‘injection patching’, the contractor will be able to repair road defects more quickly and therefore deal with more potholes than via traditional methods.

This project is set to begin this month and workers will aim to visit every residential street in the borough within two years.