Boris grants Uxbridge £2m

Uxbridge town centre is to get a £2m cash injection from the Mayor of London following a successful bid to his £20 million London Regeneration Fund.

The London Regeneration Fund aims to make the most of the city’s talent in creativity and technology, the Hillingdon Council project “Uxbridge Change of Heart” secured £800,000.

Now, with £2 million available the council has identified a series of improvements that can be completed in line with the London Regeneration Fund’s timescale between April 2016 and April 2018 to rejuvenate the High Street, Vine Street, Windsor Street, and to develop the space outside the Civic Centre for more community use

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson MP said: “High streets and town centres the length and breadth of London are a hive of economic activity fuelled by creative minds. It’s important that we make sure they continue to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving city and the talented people who are key to its future success. It‎ is fantastic to see so many applicants to this fund, offering innovative ways to nurture and support the dynamism and creativity that will power our economy in the years ahead.”

Councillor Douglas Mills, Cabinet Member for Regeneration: “Being awarded the London Regeneration Fund means that we are on right path to create a thriving and vibrant town centre for Uxbridge. The changes being planned reinforce our commitment to the town and will encourage the business community to make further investment in Uxbridge, retaining it as a key component of our Borough”.

The Mayor of London is also MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

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