Ealing Council have agreed to allocate £1m for the regeneration of nine local shopping parades, while also approving the next phase of Ealing Town Centre improvements.
Ealing has 61 small, local shopping parades. Eleven were renewed in 2011/12 and a further five will be finished by the end of April. Under the programme roads and pavements were resurfaced, park benches, rubbish bins and signs were installed, new trees planted and the areas were made safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
New disabled parking bays were also installed near to health centres and chemists shops. And parking and loading restrictions were simplified to make it easier for people to visit their local shops. More parking and loading spaces were also introduced where possible.
The next nine to receive a spruce-up are:
- Greenford Avenue at Poets Corner, Hanwell
- Lady Margaret Road, numbers 177-203, Southall
- Western Road, by Featherstone Road, Southall
- Acton Lane, by Saville Road, Acton
- Greenford Road, by Costons Lane and the A40, Greenford
- St John’s Parade, Mattock Lane, Ealing
- Haydock Green, Racecourse Estate, Northolt
- Down Way, Northolt
- South Parade, Southfields
The council has also agreed to continue with the works to improve Ealing Broadway town centre. New kerbs and Yorkstone footways will be laid in front of Perceval House next to the Town Hall and on New Broadway from the cinema site to Bond Street. A raised table will be installed at the junction of Bond Street and Uxbridge Road to make it safer for pedestrians to cross and the crossing outside WH Smiths will be widened.
Pavements will also be reorganised and improved and new benches, rubbish bins and signs will be installed where needed and removed where unnecessary.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport and the environment, said: “We think it’s important to support local shopping areas, which is why we are continuing our shopping parade improvements.”