Northfield Avenue Fun Day

Country and Western theme, money raised for local charities

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Northfield Avenue is being tidied up in time for this Saturday's fun day.

£70,000 has been spent on improving the area with

new hanging baskets, heritage-style bins, cycle stands and newly planted trees.

Gravel coverings have also been put round the base of all the trees on the avenue to prevent people from tripping and to make it easier for street cleaners to remove litter.

The recently finished works were funded through Section 106 money, which was paid to the borough by developers as part of their planning agreements.

The programme was carried out with the Northfield Avenue Business and Traders’ Association (NABTA).

Brian Davis, Chairman of NABTA, said: “We worked very closely with the council on the improvement programme to make sure that residents and traders got the improvements that they wanted.

“We’re really pleased with the improvements. It’s a long time since the avenue has looked this good and we’re delighted that the work has been completed before the annual NABTA fun day on Saturday.”

Ealing Council’s cabinet member for regeneration will visit Northfields this weekend to inspect the work.

Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor David Millican, said: ''It’s really important that we support our local traders at the moment and the businesses in Northfields have been really proactive in improving their area to encourage more custom. I hope people from across Ealing will take the chance to come and see the improvements and find out what Northfields has to offer.''

Much of Northfield Avenue is in the newly created Heritage Quarter and further improvements will be carried out over coming months as part of the £3.6million investment programme.

Everyone is welcome to attend the country and western themed NABTA fun day from noon to 4pm on Saturday, 27 June.

Traders will be raising money for local children’s charities the Log Cabin and Steps.

June 25, 2009