Deputy leader Clyde Loakes said: “After a hugely successful trial, we’re committed to bringing more parklets to the streets of Waltham Forest so that more of us can reap the social, community and biodiverse benefits of reclaiming small pieces of our public realm.
“Far too much of our shared space is taken up by parked motor vehicles. To mark World Car Free Day this year, we want as many people in Waltham Forest as possible to apply.
“Community parklets give our children safe spaces to read and draw and they create more places for friends and neighbours to meet. Crucially they allow us all to experience our neighbourhoods with fewer parked up cars and, more often than not, even more biodiversity.”
The council already plans to open three more parklets in Leytonstone, Walthamstow and Wood Street this autumn.
It has also introduced a number of ‘micro’ parklets in the area around Leytonstone High Road outside the Wild Goose Bakery, San Marino Café and more recently the Fitness Hub.
Find out more about parklets and how to apply here.