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Architects reveal plans for £1.6million Cricklewood facelift
Granite pavements, a weekend market and new trees are just some of the ways architects plan to use £1.6million to rejuvenate Cricklewood town centre.
The money has been allocated from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund to help regenerate the area.
People were invited to have their say about the plans while they were on show at the Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood Broadway yesterday.
Architect Robin Lee was also on hand to explain his vision for the town centre, which is split between Barnet, Camden and Brent boroughs.
Mr Lee said: “Through the project we think we can make Cricklewood a more cohesive place and in doing this, help local businesses to thrive.
“Now we’ve come up with some initial ideas we want to hear what local people think - this will give us a chance to decide what is delivered.”
The plans include changing pavements to granite, enlarging the pavement in Cricklewood Lane so that it can be used for a weekend market and installing a pedestrian crossing at the junction between Cricklewood Lane and Cricklewood Broadway.
Forty trees could also be planted along the Broadway, with all unused bollards and railings removed and improvements made to all shop fronts between Costa Coffee and Pedro’s Cafe.
Included in the consultation is £40,000 improvement works to Cricklewood Park, which will be fitted with new play equipment, a court for a variety of ball games, table tennis and seating.
Cathy Davies, who lives in Gratton Terrace, said: “The area is horrible and grotty at the moment and it really needs a facelift. The plans are just going to be fantastic for the area and people driving through won’t look down their noses anymore.
“It’s important you’re proud to tell people where you live and at the moment we’re not. This regeneration will make people feel proud to say they live in Cricklewood.”
Ms Davies added that seven-year-old daughter Daniella Pickup is “very excited” about the new playground, which she uses regularly.
The town centre improvements consultation ends on September 20 and the consultation for Cricklewood Park ends on October 16.
To have your say on the plans visit http://engage.barnet.gov.uk/
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