Ealing Council’s Visions for Northolt project has been given a further boost in pedestrian-friendly travel improvements with a grant from the Mayor of London’s Green and Resilient Spaces Fund.
The council was awarded £746,125 to bring Ealing new green spaces – a new 6.3km circular pathway connecting six parks in Northolt with safe, green walking and cycling routes, making green spaces in the borough more accessible to residents.
With this new route, residents can enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, whether by walking, scooting, or cycling.
The grant will help start a series of greening projects to improve the environment along the 6.3km ‘Green Ring’ route. It will also help prevent flooding in an area of flood risk by creating a new wetland area in Belvue Park.
This project is part of a more comprehensive Greater London Authority (GLA) programme on green and resilient spaces. It helps large-scale, innovative improvements that strengthen London’s climate resilience, increases biodiversity, and improve access to green space.
Visions for Northolt is a community-led regeneration and engagement programme that puts residents in the driving seat in shaping the town’s future, reflecting their needs and wants.
Hundreds of residents and businesses have already told the council how they want Northolt to improve, including making Northolt greener and celebrating the many parks.
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, Ealing Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “We are delighted that Ealing has secured this much-needed funding to support plans for developing Northolt Green Ring, adding to our existing active travel improvements in Northolt.
“The funding will help us to improve connections to six parks in Northolt, whether our residents are walking, cycling, or scooting, which we hope will encourage more active travel. It will also allow us to make the area greener, contributing to much cleaner air, and add sustainable drainage to prevent flooding, supporting our climate emergency actions.
“Finally, there will be exciting opportunities for the local community to take part in volunteering, planting, guided cycling, and even walking tours.”
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