A dimly-let pedestrian and cycle short cut near Battersea Park will get a 'major facelift' as part of a £30,000 improvement scheme led by Wandsworth Council.

The underpass in Ravenet Street, which links Queenstown Road to the Doddington and Rollo Estates, will get better lighting and resurfaced footpath. Network Rail will carry out a deep clean of the brickwork while drainage gullies will be cleared to help prevent puddles and flooding.

The guardrail will be removed on the northern entrance to improve cycling access while the broken bollards at the other end which prevent vehicles coming through will be replaced.

Most of the money comes from the Wandsworth Local Fund - which is paid by developers for neighbourhood improvements. The other £10,000 comes from TfL.

Wandsworth Council's transport and environment spokesman, councillor Jonathan Cook said: “This is an important local short cut for many people and these improvements will make it a lot more welcoming and a lot safer."