Residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on initial designs for improvements to Northolt.
The council is asking for feedback on early-stage plans as part of its Visions for Northolt scheme by 21 November. This community-led regeneration and engagement programme was launched last year and aims to ensure that future investment in Northolt reflects the needs and wants of the local community.
Ealing Council and Transport for London secured more than £7.2million funding for roads, pavements and travel improvements aimed at benefiting all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. Work is expected to start later this year.
Hundreds of residents and businesses have already told the council how they would like to see the money spent, including wider pavements, more pedestrian crossings, additional bicycle lanes and extra trees. Taking this into consideration, plans have so far been designed for Ealing Road and Kensington Road.
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, the council’s cabinet member for climate action, said: “As part of our new Active Travel Charter, Ealing Council is putting resident’s views firmly at the heart of all of our transport plans. We’ve had some brilliant ideas from local people about how we can improve roads and pavements in Northolt so that they are safer and more pleasant for everyone. From increasing opportunities for active travel with bike lanes and better pedestrian crossings, to improved access to public transport and safer turnings for motorists, this project should make a difference for all road users. I hope residents will take a look at the feedback we’ve had so far and help us to work together to make Northolt even better.”
There are a number of ways you can receive more information and become involved:
- Visit the public exhibition and leave your comments at Northolt Leisure Centre Library, Eastcote Lane North, Northolt, UB5 4AB. You can see the displays from Monday to Saturday 12noon-5pm. The display is at the library until 21 November.
- Attend a pop-up event 8.30-11.30am on Saturday, 22 October at Northala Fields Cafe, Kensington Road. You can also visit Dr Bike, a free council service where mechanics will carry out minor bike repairs on the spot and give advice on how to look after your bike.
- Attend a drop-in session at Northolt Leisure Centre Library. These will take place on Saturday 29 October (11-2pm) and Thursday 3 November (3-6pm)
- Pop along to a design workshop at Northolt Village Community Centre, Ealing Road, Northolt, UB5 6AD on Saturday 12 November from 11-2pm
- You can also view the designs and complete an online survey at www.visionsfornortholt.co.uk
- or collect and return a printed survey and copy of the exhibition boards at Northolt Leisure Centre Library.
- You also have the option to leave a voicemail to request a printed survey, copy of the exhibition boards and pre-paid envelope on freephone number 0203 920 8249.
For more information visit www.visionsfornortholt.co.uk