The first phase of the Good for Greenford scheme, a major project to improve things like paving and traffic restrictions in the area, will start in June after a £4.5m budget was approved by councillors.
In September 2007 Ealing Council announced that it would spend over £3.6 million to kick-start the regeneration of Greenford Town Centre. Now the full budget has been approved, and work will start witin weeks.
The budget for Good for Greenford will be spent over the next three years. Improvements include, shop front grants, stop and shop parking, new footpaths in the town centre, new traffic lane for cyclists and buses, re-designing the junction at Ruislip Road East and Costons Lane, and a one-year pilot scheme to reduce parking charges in Greenford Broadway car park from 80p an hour to 50p for the first two hours.
The first work will be improvements to street furniture like benches and bike stands, and work on improving transport links are likely to start a few weeks after.