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Parkour, art in Northolt and laptops

Parkour, art in Northolt and laptops are four projects supported by the Ealing Civic Improvement Fund. Leader of Ealing Council, Peter Mason, tells you more about them below and in the video above.

I’m here in Lammas Park today, where we are announcing the results of our investments from the Ealing Civic Improvement Fund.

It’s a really quiet and glorious spring morning so it’s great to know that we’re able to fulfil our ambition and our pledge to you to deliver a new parkour facility right here in Lammas Park.

We’re doing that partly with the investment that comes from the Civic Improvement Fund, but also from the money set aside from your local ward councillors in West Ealing, who want to make this project happen.

I’m so pleased that we can also announce that we are replacing the bridge in Marnham Fields up in Greenford. It’s been out of action for such a long time, and we know that residents really want that connectivity back. So later this year a new replacement bridge is going to be in place for everybody to enjoy that place just that little bit more.

Up in Northolt we are also doing two really fantastic community art-based projects.

The first is that we want to work with children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18, to come up with new signage for Northolt’s two high streets and its village.  To be able to connect the town together in a way that really responds to how young people see the world around them.

The next one is that we’re going to be working with five budding artists hopefully, if you come forward, to create some public artwork in areas that we know in Northolt are going to change, that really celebrate the identity of Northolt as a place, its history, its culture, but really set out how much pride we know people have in their town.

So, if you want to find out information about the Northolt projects you can go to the Visions for Northolt website.

And finally, we’re setting aside funds to be able to support the voluntary and community sector, as well as many Ealing residents who found themselves out of work, by getting them access to laptops and digital connectivity.

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