Boris puts £2.7m into Hillingdon

The Mayor of London will put £2.7 million into town centres in Hillingdon to help drive economic growth and jobs.

The investment will be funded from the Mayor’s budget for regeneration, and will be used to deliver improvements in the Ruislip Manor and Northwood Hills areas. The funds are part of the Mayor’s programme of improving town centres across the capital to ensure they remain viable, prosperous and competitive.

The money will help to deliver public realm improvements to make the centres more attractive to both visit and invest in. These include installing new signage, street furniture, better street lighting and the planting of new trees.

Work will make the centres easier to get around with enhanced provision for cyclists and redesigned road layouts to ensure better traffic flow and access for buses. There is provision for new markets, cultural and community events, retail and business support, and the promotion of apprenticeships within local firms.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Town centres are the lifeblood of our communities and we have to do all we can to ensure they can prosper and grow. By making some simple but vital improvements to how our town centres look and feel, we can help to kick-start growth and ensure they have the bright future they deserve.”

Councillor Douglas Mills, Cabinet Member for Improvement, Partnerships and Community Safety at Hillingdon Council, said: “We are very keen to support local businesses and make our town centres a place where people want to come and shop.”

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