Hounslow announce plans for Boris cash

LB Hounslow have announced their plans for spending the &pound;725,000 they received from the Mayor’s Outer London Fund.</p>

The money will be spent in Brentford and Hounslow, with a drive-in cinema and an edible bed among the activities that will be put on to encourage people to the&nbsp;towns&nbsp;to shop.</p>

The drive in cinema is plannd for Hounslow town centre, as are a programme of Diwali and Christmas events, workshops for local businesses and improvements to shop frontages and the High Street.</p>

The edible bed will be in Brentford marketplace, where other improvements will include&nbsp;a laser sculpture installation outside Watermans art centre.</p>

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Work will now begin on bringing the plans to life, with the aim of having the first activities up and running in the next few weeks.</p>

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Cllr Ruth Cadbury, deputy leader of the council, said: &quot;These plans will help attract more people back to the high streets to shop, which will be a real boost to the local economy.&quot;</p>

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The Outer London Fund aims to improve the appearance and economic competitiveness of town centres in the build-up to the Christmas period and throughout the new year.</p>

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