We are spending £1million on a Hanwell town centre regeneration programme. Improvements are being implemented between 2008/2009 and 2010/2011.
Background and consultation
The Hanwell planning brief outlines the potential sites for development in Hanwell.
Improvements to town centre:
Improvements to the town centre include; new stop and shop bays, new loading bays (one of these bays is still to be installed this year if feasible), new paving, base of tree treatment, de-cluttering of redundant street furniture and installation of new street furniture such as bins with ash trays, new cycle racks and bespoke Hanwell paving slabs at the entrance to the town centre. A way-finding signage board will be produced later on in the year in line with the borough-wide strategy. A noticeboard is also due to go up in the town centre once a feasibility study has been completed, looking at the maintenance and management of noticeboards across the borough.
Supporting local businesses
Ealing Council has been providing support and advice to local businesses with help from Business Link during these difficult economic conditions.
Community toilet scheme
The scheme enables local businesses like pubs, restaurants and shops, to work with the council to make more clean, safe and accessible toilets. Residents can use the facilities during the businesses opening hours without the need to buy anything. Those taking part display a sticker in the window. This helps shops provide a clean, attended facility that's in their best interest to keep maintained. Read more about the community toilet scheme.
Hanwell clock tower restoration and lighting
Clock mechanism has been fixed and a new masonary shelter coat applied to the concrete surface. Pavement up lighting has also been installed on three side of the clock.
New heritage style lighting columns
New lamp columns were being installed along Uxbridge Road as part of the private funded initiative scheme. The lamp columns were upgraded with new heritage style features with brackets for festive lights and hanging baskets.
Hanging basket were installed along Uxbridge Road in 2008.
New festive lights have been installed on lamp columns along Uxbridge Road after consultation about designs with local resident and trader groups.
Setting up the Hanwell Association of Traders (HAT)
Ealing Council facilitated the formation of a group of traders in Hanwell, which currently has 40 active members. HAT successfully organised a clean Hanwell day and a Christmas event in December with craft stalls and music next to the clock tower. HAT also had a stand at the recent Hanwell Carnival, promoting their new website and encouraging residents to use local shops in Hanwell. Visit: http://www.hanwelltraders.co.uk/ (Ealing council is not responsible for the content of this website).
Visual merchandising and customer care training
30 businesses in Hanwell completed their visual merchandising coaching and went on to pass a customer care training exam. Certificates were presented at graduation ceremonies on 28 October 2009 and May 2010 at Ealing Town Hall.
Shopfront improvement grant scheme
Over 55 businesses in Hanwell have registered their interest for the shopfront improvement grant scheme. 27 of these businesses are currently at the next stage of the grant scheme and are in the process of designing new shopfronts. One shop has been completed to date (Lifeline Learning centre).
After negotiations between Ealing Council and Lidl superstore, Lidls car park is now open for three hours to town centre shoppers. Lidls planning application for re-landscaping the forecourt area has been granted and is due to start later on in the year.
120 Uxbridge Road (old bakery)
Ealing Council has been facilitating conversations between the owner of the property and local interested parties with the aim of filling the vacant units on the corner. An application to receive a refurbishment grant from English Heritage was unsuccessful.
St Mellitus church garden project
Ealing Council helped to landscape the garden in front of St Mellitus Church, on the corner of Uxbridge Road and Church Road. It is open for public use during the day. It provides a green open space for residents, traders and visitors and add to the vitality and vibrancy of the town centre. Ealing Council has also widened an area of pavement at the side of the church to ease pedestrian congestion near the bus stop on Church Road.
Our Lady and St Josephs Church
New planters, hanging baskets, trees and benches have been installed to improve the forecourt area in front of the church. This complements the improvements at St Mellitus Church garden in 2009 at the Eastern Gateway to the town centre.
For more information please contact:
Tel: (020) 8825 9214
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