Residents at the Dudden Hill Lane end of the ward will have noticed the work being done to improve the pavement from Cooper Road to Villiers Road. Cooper Road residents have been very active in their complaints and I have raised the problems regularly a a result. The result has been a much improved walkway in Dudden Hill Lane and also in Chapter Road outside the tube station. Concerns raised about people crossing the busy Dudden Hill Lane from Chapter Road to the bus stop opposite have been heeded and pedestrian refuges are being implemented to make the crossing safer.
Brent Council and developer Galliford Try have announced that plans to redevelop Willesden Green have been given final approval by the Greater London Authority and the Secretary of State. Willesden Green Library will be transformed into Willesden Green Cultural Centre - a state of the art library and cultural centre that will act as the main hub for council services and community activity in the south of the borough. Formal planning permission is expected very soon and Willesden Library will now close in late April for redevelopment.