A Town Team dedicated to giving North Finchley a boost has been launched.
16 board members have been elected to represent local businesses, charities and the public sector. The Team aims to “help make North Finchley Town Centre a place that people want to use, enjoy, return to and where businesses can thrive in an attractive and distinctive environment”.
The Town Team will also help Barnet Council in spending the £1.1m awarded to North Finchley last year from the Mayor’s Outer London Fund.
The fund will be partly used to try to create a ‘Cultural Quarter’ in the southern end of the town centre around the artsdepot and Tally Ho Corner with new signage, lighting and landscaping including tree planting and decluttering as well as enhancements to buildings and shopfronts, and a programme of events.
Designer muf architecture/art and Retail Revival, a business support consultancy, have been appointed to help deliver the physical improvements to the area and provide support and training to local shops and traders.