Harlesden works to begin

A new road layout and changes to the parking systems are being introduced in Harelsden in October as part of the £4.5 million regeneration of Harlesden Town Centre delivered by Brent Council, TfL and the Harlesden Town Team.

Work to switch the traffic flow will start from 15 October, with the new two way traffic on High Street Harlesden and Manor Park Road being operational from 7am Thursday 16 October. This will allow for the completion of works on the semi pedestrianised zone of the High Street, a key aspect of the scheme.

The scheme also involves changes to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) boundaries and parking bays which will come into force later. Parking in the town centre will become dedicated pay and display and for loading only from this date, freeing up space for shoppers.

Once the regeneration is completed in early 2015, cafés will be able to use the wider streets and farmers and specialised markets will be encouraged.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said: “We are nearing the finish line with the introduction of the new traffic flow and the parking changes in Harlesden Town Centre.

“Next year will see the transformation complete and I very much look forward to seeing the local economy improve as a direct result of the regeneration. It is going to be a very vibrant shopping destination with cafes and markets being able to make use the new wider pavements.”

Leroy Simpson, Chairperson of the Harlesden Town Team said: “The team has spent over four years in consultation with local residents and businesses and we are at the end of this part of the project. I personally am looking forward to all the benefits to the Harlesden community.”

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