Hounslow plans meanwhile improvements

LB Hounslow has opened a consultation on interim town centre improvements.

The council wants to make the area between the High Street and the Blenheim Centre more attractive to shoppers and residents as an interim measure until the town centre masterplan delivers lasting redevelopment for the area.

Work to improve the car parks is already underway, and now the consultation has opened on further improvements on surrounding streets.

Cllr Ruth Cadbury, deputy leader of the London Borough of Hounslow, said: “We have high hopes for regenerating the town centre, but we know that we can’t leave things as they are until that happens.

“These improvements will give the area a better look and feel for shoppers and residents, while we work on the masterplan for the town centre.

The proposals include new street names to increase local recognition and sense of place; enhancing the alleyways that link the High Street with the car parks, including introducing visual symbols linked to the new names like paw prints on Red Lion Yard; removing general traffic from the south end of Holloway St; brightening up the vacant properties on Holloway St by painting windows and doors onto the shutters; and formalising waste and recycling arrangements on Alexandra Lane – including allocating new storage areas for businesses that don’t currently have storage facilities.

A leaflet and questionnaire is being delivered to all residents and businesses adjoining the car parks, and can be found at www.hounslow.gov.uk/holloway_alexandra_car_parks.

The consultation runs until Wednesday 30 November.

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