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Have your say on Northolt’s Green Ring

Residents and businesses in Northolt are being asked to give their views on the Northolt Green Ring, a walking and cycling route which connects the area’s green spaces.

Earlier this year, Ealing Council was awarded a grant from the Mayor of London’s Green and Resilient Spaces Fund to help connect the 6 parks in Northolt with a 6.3km walking and cycling route, making green spaces in the borough more accessible to residents.

With this new route, residents will be able to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, whether by walking, scooting or cycling.

The grant will help to start a series of projects to improve the environment along the ‘Green Ring’ route.

Proposals include:

• a proposed seasonal pond in Belvue Park to prevent flooding and increase wildlife habitats. The council has secured funding from Thames Water towards a proposed sustainable drainage system for the pond. Impact on the existing meadows will be minimised

• improvements from Rowdell Road to the canal towpath, including new edible planting and habitats for birds and bats

The council would like to hear the views of people who live and work in the Northolt Green Ring.

This project is part of the council’s Visions for Northolt programme.

The deadline has been extended. You now have until Friday, 8 September to complete a short survey.

Councillor Deirdre Costigan, Ealing Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “The Green Ring will mean improved connections between our 6 parks in Northolt, which we hope will encourage more active and healthy travel for our residents. It will also allow us to make environmental improvements to the area, contributing to much cleaner air, and add sustainable drainage to prevent flooding, supporting our climate emergency actions.

“I would urge all Northolt residents to take part in our survey and help us create a more beautiful town.”

In addition to this funding, Ealing Council is working with local greening group, Greenshoots, to explore wider opportunities to enhance and connect green spaces on the Racecourse Estate.

Help to shape the future of Northolt

The Green Ring is part of the council’s Visions for Northolt programme, launched in 2021. Since then, the council has been working with local people to develop and deliver a community-led vision for the future of the area. Hundreds of residents, businesses, young people and community groups have participated so far.

Visions for Northolt is already starting to deliver

Multi-million-pound funding has been secured to deliver other improvements across the area. Find out more about these exciting projects.

The new pathway is scheduled to be ready from March 2025.

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