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Sadiq Khan says anti-suicide fencing will be installed at Archway Bridge in spring

PUBLISHED: 16:41 28 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:13 28 December 2017

Campaigners have been calling for anti-suicide barriers for more than 10 years. Picture: Polly Hancock

Campaigners have been calling for anti-suicide barriers for more than 10 years. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Anti-suicide fencing is finally set to be installed on the Archway Bridge in spring, Sadiq Khan has confirmed.

Archway Road bridge still has no additional suicide barrier along it. Picture: Polly Hancock Archway Road bridge still has no additional suicide barrier along it. Picture: Polly Hancock

Campaigners have been calling for barriers to stop people committing suicide for 13 years. In October 2015 plans were signed off by Islington and Haringey councils but “design problems” during a trial stopped the fencing from being installed permanently by TfL.

In July Islington leader Cllr Richard Watts said he was furious with TfL for its inaction following another fatal fall from the bridge at the end of June.

But now, responding to a question from Green London Assembly member and Highbury East councillor Caroline Russell, the mayor of London has delivered some good news.

He said: “In late November, Islington and Haringey’s planners provisionally approved the design of proposed anti-suicide fencing – subject to agreement on the design of the end panels, and visibility of the finalised drawings.

“A meeting is arranged this month [Dec] to further accelerate the approval. Subject to a positive outcome from this meeting, Haringey plan to install the fencing in spring 2018.”

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