Hillingdon extends shopfront programme to Harefield

Hillingdon Council is rolling out its shop front grants project to Harefield village following deployment in other parts of the borough.

This two year project will offer businesses the chance to improve the appearance and quality of their shop fronts. Applications can be made for any improvements to the shop front, small or large. This can include new shop front windows, re-rendering or repainting and replacement of signs.

Designed by Good People, specialists in high street regeneration, will help to manage the project. They will work with businesses to produce designs and work out quotes. Council officers will also support businesses with planning requirements.

Harefield is a conservation area so extra help and support will be provided at the design stage to ensure plans are in keeping with the character of the area.

Councillor Douglas Mills, Cabinet Member for Community, Commerce and Regeneration, said: “Traders in other parts of the borough that have already benefited from this scheme have told us how this has boosted business for them, it’s a fantastic scheme that will help the local economy.”

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