10 Shopping Parades to get Facelifts

£1.5million to be shared around the borough

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Plans for a £1.5million programme to improve the appearance of 10 shopping parades were announced by Cabinet on Tuesday evening.

As part of the programme, residents will benefit from street furniture improvements; new street signs; resurfaced pavements and footpaths; safer access for pedestrians and improved cycling and parking facilities, making the parades more attractive for visitors and shoppers.

The parades’ upgrade programme will deliver significant improvements in the following shopping areas: Greenford Avenue; Horn Lane; The Avenue; Ruislip Road; Oldfields Circus; The Vale (near Acton Park); Beaconsfield Road; Queens Parade; The Vale (Hammersmith and Fulham borough boundary) and Lady Margaret Road.

Councillor David Millican, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said:
“This programme gives a much-needed facelift to ten shopping parades and shows the council is committed to regenerating the borough.

“If a parade is tired looking, it can have a negative impact on shoppers and affect the businesses that operate there. I’m sure these improvements will revitalise the parades and make them more user friendly for both residents and business owners.”


The proposed investment forms part of the council’s budget plans for next year and will need to be discussed at a meeting of the full council on Tuesday, 9 March.

If approved, consultation will take place with local residents and work could start in October and be completed by March 2011.

All Cabinet decisions are subject to call-in for a period of five working days from the date of publication of the minutes of the meeting.




March 1, 2010