Brighter, Greener, More Connected Acton

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Brighter, Greener, More Connected Acton

Brighter, Greener, More Connected Acton

Mill Hill Park Residents' Association By Mill Hill Park Residents' Association

This TYS project is to create easy to navigate walkways to Acton Town Centre, connecting Churchfield Road, Crown Street and The Mount with architectural features, innovative lighting and landscaping.

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We propose to create continuity across Acton Town Centre, starting with Churchfield Road and connecting it to the rest of the Town Centre, to make it entirely accessible, with sufficient space for everyone, including those using scooters, buggies or wheelchairs. These improved spaces will give us an opportunity to enjoy the ever expanding choices of local cafes and shops on Churchfield Road, The Mount, and subsequently on the High Street and Crown Street. The Mount, at the heart of Acton Town Centre, has the potential to showcase our communities’ passion for art and culture through carefully selected architectural features, creative use of lighting and landscaping. Small design changes can make a big difference. We believe this project will connect our town like never before and make it a fantastic place to live, shop, play and do business. Please help us make our vision a reality!

What we'll deliver:

  • Encourage a set up of an open cafe on The Mountto enjoy a coffee with friends and family or simply watch the day go by
  • Enhance architectural features on the Mount that highlight and celebrate Acton’s creativity and passion for art
  • Install innovative lighting to highlight architectural features and create a visual connection across the Town Centre
  • Introduce high quality seating areas on The Mount
  • Open a cycle lane on Market Place
  • Transform Churchfield Road with modern paving creating continuity of walkways and more space to shop and walk
  • Improve the layout and stalls appearance of the Acton Market to complement and enhance the Town Centre experience.
  • Install a new Information Board on King Street
  • Landscape the Mount at the heart of Acton to soften our surroundings and bring interest and colour - whatever the season
  • Once Phase 1 is completed, Phase 2 will continue connect the Town Centre with similar improvements on Crown Street
  • Phase 1 will focus on improving pavements on Churchfield Road and enhancing design features on the Mount

Why it's a great idea:

We want to make Acton Town Centre a more attractive and enjoyable place to be for shopping, meeting friends and community events. Our proposal will allow more public events to take place and display public art across the Town Centre. Investing in attractive paving will create a better connection and opportunity for outdoor cafes and easy access to shops. Lighting to highlight historical features and architectural details will deter anti-social behaviour and improve safety, while showcasing Acton’s unique architectural identity and its heritage as the Oak Town. A thriving, attractive market in our Town Square is an important asset to the area economically, providing opportunities for local businesses. Socially, a more diverse market offering will encourage different communities to talk to each other. Trees play a vital role in our towns providing numerous environmental, economic and social benefits, creating the kind of places people want to live, work, visit and invest in.

Steps to get it done:

  • Once we are happy that the new design can deliver on our vision, we will start the commissioning and construction
  • We will engage local communities and business networks and encourage participation in the project
  • We will work with Ealing Council and its contractors to create a detailed design and support public consultation
  • We will establish a Town Team that will shape, drive and help deliver on our vision and promote Town Stewardship

We already have:
- Set up a working group with representation from business and residents associations in Acton and working in partnership with Ealing Council.
- Engaged residents to gather design ideas.
- Gathered initial support at local ward forums and the Council
- Worked with Ealing Council and urban designers to come up with initial concept and defined a comprehensive community engagement plan
- Secured initial ward funding for parts of the proposal, such as the information board on the Mount and a cycle lane at Market Place.

This proposal will leverage a wider access to funding sources, including the Mayor's High Street Regeneration Fund.

All we need now is your support and we can make it happen together.

Location Ealing

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Acton Town Centre: Churchfield Road and The Mount

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