Around Ealing Spring 2014 - Page 9

UP FRONT Grand estates 1 You can receive monthly emails directing you to online content such as short videos and story updates by registering for Around Ealing Extra at www.ealing.gov.uk/register – it only takes five minutes. Press the play button to watch a film These new flats at Green Man Lane in West Ealing show how the council’s estates regeneration scheme is transforming our landscape. It is one of eight estates around the borough, including Copley Close in Hanwell, Rectory Park in Northolt, and South Acton, currently undergoing demolition and regeneration works, with a further 14 estates to follow in the near future. For more information, visit www.ealing.gov.uk/regeneration South Acton Estate was named ‘best regeneration project’ at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014. On parade Nearly £1million will be spent by the council this year to improve 10 small shopping parades across the borough to make them more attractive for visitors and shoppers. It continues a programme that has already seen 30 parades improved. Amy Skehan (pictured right) owns Memory Lane Flowers in Greenford Avenue. Her shopping parade was one of those to receive attention recently. She said: “There was a lot of disruption while the work was taking place, but I’m really happy with the finished result. The whole area looks brighter and cleaner and the new paving has also made it safer for pedestrians.” The work typically involves upgrading benches, signs, roads and pavements; as well as improving parking and loading bays; and safety for pedestrians and cyclists. See a list of the parades being improved at www.ealing.gov.uk 2 Redesigned proposals by Crossrail for improvements to Ealing Broadway station would mean the addition of a long, curved canopy running the length of the forecourt. It would also bring a new glass façade and an entrance twice the size of the existing one. Since submitting an original design at the end of last year, Crossrail has been working closely with Ealing Council, local developers and nearby landowners to revise and improve the plans. Other changes include: A larger ticket hall, four new lifts, longer platforms, new toilets and customer information screens. The new designs wil