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  Below: Nick Brown the artist with one of his utility box designs So, please get involved and give us feedback on proposals by subscribing for updates on our website at www.live-west-ealing.co.uk” As part of the project, street art has already been commissioned. The Open Ealing arts group organised for local artist Nick Brown to paint utility boxes in the area. He said: “For me, street art is important. I was surrounded by street art growing up and for me it just makes the area more vibrant and it gives people a chance to see art that you maybe wouldn’t see usually. For people who don’t necessarily go to galleries but do still have an interest in art and gives them a chance to see it and be inspired.” Meanwhile, four multi-coloured crossings have also been installed to brighten up the area and encourage residents to use passageways that connect to the Uxbridge Road at: Green Man Passage, Witham Road, Felix Road and Alexandria Road. See more at ealingnewsextra.co.uk/ features/colourful-crossings or, to find out more about the changes to West Ealing and get involved with the WEST EALING project, visit the Live West Ealing website at www.live-west-ealing.co.uk and ealingnewsextra.co.uk/features/ brighter-boxes – where you can also sign-up to the Live West Ealing email. PARKLETS The council has also put up ‘parklets’ in West Ealing to provide a space to sit down and relax while shopping or socialising. They are enclosed areas featuring seating, cycle stands and flower beds and are specially designed to be moveable. This means they can be switched to different locations across West Ealing – all that is needed is a space the size of a parking bay. Council leader Julian Bell said: “These parklets are great for commuters, cyclists, shoppers and residents. They will also contribute to the whole street looking more attractive which will hopefully encourage even more people to stop and enjoy the local shops and restaurants.” around ealing    February 2019 13