Harlesden improvements phase complete

Harlesden Town Team have completed improvement work that forms part of a multimillion pound vision to improve the Harlesden Town Centre.

Station Road, located in bustling Harlesden between Tubbs Road and Acton Lane, has been significantly improved marking the beginning of a series of improvement works set to spruce up the area and reduce congestion.

New widened footways have been created to make room for pedestrians, new seating and bicycle parking stands have been installed as well as 20 new trees.

The works in Station Road are the first phase of a series of measures which will improve the local environment in Harlesden by reducing the impact of motor vehicles and improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.

At the heart of the changes is the Harlesden Town Team, a collection of residents who came together to work with the council to steer the direction of the scheme.

Set up in 2010, the Town Team provides a middle ground where the council, local community, Transport for London and other stakeholders can operate as equal partners.

The partnership resulted in the publication of the ‘Harlesden Town Charter – A Vision for Harlesden’ which sets out the community’s vision for improving Harlesden over the next ten to 15 years.

The charter has been successful in securing some £5 million, primarily from Transport for London, to develop and implement major improvements to Harlesden’s main Town Centre streets.

The Harlesden Town Centre Scheme will also include wider footways to provide more space for pedestrian, more trees being planted throughout the area, reduced street clutter, and other improvements.

Further works are scheduled to begin in the town centre from April 2013.

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