Building on the success of the Hanwell Association of Traders (HAT), we will create a Hanwell town team to look after Hanwell town centre. The town team will be made up of traders, residents and council officers all tasked with maintaining the area and delivering town centre projects.
The town team will deliver the following projects which are aimed at complementing the new town square that will be built around the clock tower:
- A street market with electricity points and water source built into the new paving
- An art installation with the ability to change/ adapt
- Lighting at key locations including the clock tower, the Hanwell station bridge and architectural features on buildings
- Repair tired shopfronts and fill vacant shops with creative pop-up activities
- A herb garden next to the clock tower that will be maintained by local school children
- A community garden at the William Hobbayne open space
- An urban meadow at Green Lane
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project will help shape Hanwell's future and create a town centre that locals can be proud of, as well as use on a daily basis to shop, meet, talk, work and enjoy.
We want the local community to maintain the town centre and help restore Hanwell to its former glory with music, markets, green space and creativity at the heart of it.
The new town square will be promoted as a destination for visitors with events such as the Hanwell Hootie, food festival and Christmas market organised on a yearly basis to attract new people to the area.
The meadow, herb garden and community garden will create a green environment where children can learn about nature and food sustainability as well as create much needed green space in the town.
Funding from the transport department and shopfront improvement scheme has already been identified to match-fund this project, therefore we are in a great position to transform Hanwell town centre in a sustainable and manageable way.
Steps to get it done:
In addition to the match-funding from the transport and shopfront investment, this project will be match-funded through in-kind support from local traders, residents and voluntary groups. HAT raises private investment to run the Hanwell Hootie, Christmas market and training for businesses and young people. The Big Local will offer match-funding and resources to help deliver this project through a horticultural apprenticeship and business support. The William Hobbayne Charity will match-fund the community garden project.
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