On Saturday March 10th, around 30 people including representatives from the Council, the Greater London Authority, Queen’s Park Community Council, Maida Hill Forum, WECH, Genesis Housing, Harrow Road Retailers Association, and Kindred Studios attended an all day workshop in March to develop a ‘Manual for Delivery’ for the Harrow Road Area. This builds on Westminster City Council organising a local consultation group as part of its regeneration efforts in the area.
The workshop aimed to turn ideas for local economic development and regeneration into a prioritised set of proposals, including identifying key partners and sources of funding.
The group’s top priorities included:
- improving the canal-side area and access to the canal;
- making use of empty buildings (including ‘meanwhile’ use /pop-ups by local creative businesses);
- making use of the Maida Hill paved open space (by Harrow Rd/Elgin Ave), including community events as well as possible markets;
- ‘greening’ the local area;
- improving the visual appeal of the ‘approach’ to Maida Hill from Westbourne Park tube station.
The Council's Place Shaping team along with Biljana Savic (our Neighbourhood Planning lead) is now developing a programme of next steps based on the results of the workshop and we'll keep you informed of progress.
Further details here:
Updated March 2018