Snubbed by London’s Mayor?
We have been pleased to be included in the London Mayor’s Outer London Regeneration Fund and to receive around half a million to help regenerate Willesden Green with projects such as refurbishing empty shop units to help emerging businesses. Brent put in a bid for 1.65 million to continue the successful work started in the High Road. It was therefore a surprise to see that both of Brent Council’s second bids have been refused, ignoring the needs of outer London’s most diverse borough. The second bid was for 1.8 million for Ealing Road between Wembley Central and Alperton. The programme was designed to promote Ealing Road to deliver physical, economic social and cultural benefits to Ealing Road, Wembley and Brent. My colleague, Cllr George Crane, Lead member for Regeneration, said he found it difficult to understand why all our neighbouring boroughs have received money and why Brent has been singled out to have both projects rejected.