TfL announced in 2017 £114 million of funding to improve local environments across London through their ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ programme. The programme provides funding for boroughs to make changes to streets which contribute to improved conditions for walking, cycling and public transport. Ealing Council is currently constructing a bid for the scheme and is seeking views from local people. According to the Council, if the bid is successful, Ealing town centre could receive up to £10 million to:
Encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transport
Improve the quality of the centre’s streets and public places
Create safer neighbourhoods
Improve air quality and make Ealing greener
Create vibrant streets that help local businesses to thrive
Provide places for the community to come together.
The intention is that the proposals will be determined by the priorities and aspirations of people who live, work and visit Ealing. The Council is keen to have your ideas about the key issues and opportunities in Ealing town centre, to shape the emerging vision and principles for improving streets and spaces. The initial period of consultation is taking place until Monday 30 September 2019 and there will be some testing of ideas following this. More detail is available here including how to input your views into the consultation process.