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Support needed for Hills funding bid
A PLANNED revamp of Northwood Hills could be bigger and better than expected.
Hillingdon Council has already set aside £400,000 to improve the town centre at the request of residents.
Now a bid has been made to the Greater London Authority's (GLA) Outer London Boroughs Fund for money which would take the project even further.
A group of stakeholders in the area - made up of the residents' association and chamber of commerce, among others - worked with the council to bid for the cash.
It would be spent on extra parking spaces in Joel Street - something which has been raised as a major issue - sprucing up the railway bridge, new benches and bins and improving signs and shop fronts.
A Northwood Hills trail and other community events could also be funded.
The Outer London Fund is a £50million pot shared out among towns which need regeneration or investment.
Andrew Riley, chairman of Northwood Hills Residents' Association, said they had bid for a 'substantial sum' and the money would go far.
He said: "We are determined to change the image of Northwood Hills for the better and make it a super legacy for future generations."
The bid can be supported by residents sending letters of support to the GLA, describing how they feel about living in Northwood Hills and why they think it is worthy of the money. These should be emailed to jtippell@Hillingdon.gov.uk by the end of this month.
Competition is tough, as a number of boroughs affected by the London
riots are also applying for cash.
A decision about which areas receive funding will be made by the end of the year.
The council is also to consult residents on how its £400,000 should be spent.
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