Awards recognise spruced-up shopping parades

Wed 12 December 2012, 4:02 pm

Ealing Council's highways team has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in recognition of its work improving local shopping parades.

It is one of five councils nominated in the 'walking and public realm' category of the London Transport Awards 2013.

The nomination recognises Ealing’s £1.5 million programme of regeneration work over 10 shopping parades between winter 2010 and summer 2011.

Included in the programme was the resurfacing of roads and pavements, and the installation of new park benches, rubbish bins and signs.

New trees were also planted, and extra disabled parking bays installed near health centres and pharmacies.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing’s cabinet member for transport and the environment, said being shortlisted for the award was a fitting way to highlight the highways team’s efforts.

“Local schemes like this make a big difference to people and businesses and go a long way towards helping to make Ealing a better place to live,” he said. “The first 10 schemes were successful and well supported by residents and local traders, which is why we are investing £500,000 in another five areas.”

Those areas are: Dudley Road, Southall; Greenford Road, near Kings Avenue; Ruislip Road, near Ferrymead Gardens; Oldfield Lane North, near Greenford station; and Southfield Road, Acton.

The award winners will be revealed at a ceremony on 13 March 2013. 

Ealing is also shortlisted in the 'transport borough of the year' and 'achievements in cycling' categories.

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