This is from the Romford Civic Society Facebook page
We have contacted the local authority, urging them to take advantage of a new source of funding to create a new “pocket park” in central Romford inside the ring road. We have long argued that a network of such spaces is needed in the centre of the town to provide space for relaxation for the thousands of new residents it is envisaged will be living in new flats here, reduce health problems by helping to absorb air pollution, form part of a coherent network of green corridors in the centre of the town to improve ecosystems and biodiversity, and reduce flood risk by providing a space for water run-off. You can read more about the funding source here. Many thanks to the supporter who brought this opportunity to our attention.