Shops spruced up in Hounslow shopfront programme

Three stores in Hounslow High Street will be officially re-opened by the mayor of Hounslow this week after having their signs and window surrounds spruced up in a council-led programme to help bring shoppers in and push takings up.

The three stores – Linens Direct, Langfords, and AM Newsagents – have all been made-over thanks to investment from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund and the support of Hounslow Council.   £100,000 has been spent on five projects in total, with Brentford High Street’s shopping parade also benefiting from the funding.

The funding has delivered new shop fronts, signage improvements and interior design.

Cllr Ruth Cadbury, cabinet member for planning and regeneration, said: “Hounslow town centre has almost 400 shops and over 3,600 metres of shop fronts – which is almost the length of the southern runway at Heathrow Airport. Our footfall is high and vacancy rates are low which is great news, but we need to ensure that our shops bring a sense of quality, pride and prestige to the High Street.

“This grant has allowed us to renew and improve some local family-run businesses and establish a few stores to set the standard for others to follow in the future. We hope to design a new grant scheme to help other shop-keepers in the near future.”

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