Dagenham Brook is set to undergo improvement and maintenance works after receiving a £30,000 grant.

The brook, which runs through Walthamstow and Leyton, has been awarded cash a part of the Mayor of London’s Community Green Space grants.

Money will be used to fund Waltham Forest Council’s partnership with Thames 21, a charity aimed at protecting London’s rivers.

It will also pay for the completion of improvement works to a section of the brook between Jubilee Park in Leyton and Ive Farm Fields later this year.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Communities are crying out for high quality green space in their local areas, and I have listened to their great ideas.

“I want London to become the UK’s first National Park City, with more than half the capital green by 2050 – and we’re already delivering.

“It’s vital that, as our capital continues to grow, all Londoners have access to open, green areas, and these projects will help make our city a greener, healthier place to live.”

A celebration event will take place on Saturday March 24 at Jubilee Park, which has also received a £5,300 grant for the planting of new trees.

A sculpture will be unveiled by local artists Poppy Flint and Gemma Seddon will be unveiled at the event.

The pair received council funding for their community arts project “A Tale for Dagenham Brook”, running a series of community events to explore the brook’s importance to local residents.