£4.8 million boost for Hounslow and Brentford town centres
Hounslow gets largest grant from Outer London fund
Hounslow and Brentford town centres are being given a £4.8 million boost thanks to the council, the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund (OLF), and private investment.
The £3 million from the OLF is the largest granted to any borough in London.
The money will be spent on further improvements to two town centres, with Hounslow set to receive £2 million, and Brentford just over £1 million from the OLF, and the council investing over £900,000 across both schemes.
Cllr Ruth Cadbury, deputy leader of the London Borough of Hounslow, said:
“This is a significant boost to our plans for these town centres and is a result of a lot of hard work by officers, councillors, partners and – most importantly – local people.
“We’ve already done a lot in these areas, but this money will give us a chance to take on some larger projects that will make a lasting difference to the towns.”
In Brentford, the funding will see a range of projects taking place to connect the Great West Road and Brentford High Street through:
In Hounslow, ‘a living street’ will be created through:
To find out more about the first round of projects already taking place through the Outer London Fund Round 1, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/outerlondonfund.
Mary Macleod, MP for Brentford and Isleworth added: “The future of our High Streets is central to the community and it is great news that the local area has received such a major award from Mayor’s Outer London Fund. I have walked with Boris Johnson down Hounslow High Street and Brentford High Street to show him the potential they have in developing the local economy and the need for support. I look forward to seeing the projects take shape as part of the overall programme of regeneration of our local town centres.”
January 18, 2012