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No luck for Hills bid so far
SUPPORTERS of a bid which would have seen a 'substantial sum' of money pumped into Northwood Hills were dealt a disappointing blow, when the area was not named on a list of winners.
But backers of the application to the Outer London Fund, run by the Greater London Authority, remain hopeful that some extra cash may still be forthcoming.
A list of 23 winners was announced by Mayor Boris Johnson this month, sharing £32million between them.
More than 80 projects had submitted proposals for why they should get the money.
In Northwood Hills, it would have been added to £400,000 being given by Hillingdon Council for improvements in the town centre.
It would be spent on extra parking spaces in Joel Street, sprucing up the railway bridges, new benches and bins and improving shop fronts and signage.
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.
They said the amount they asked for was a "substantial sum" and would help to secure a legacy for future generations.
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