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Harrow Town Centre could get £7M upgrade as Wealdstone bridge plans scrapped

Harrow Town Centre could be in line for a huge multi-million pound investment as councillors plan to discuss the matter in the coming months.

The news comes as plans for a footbridge, that would have connected Harrow View East and central Wealdstone, have been scrapped by Harrow Council due to ‘spiralling costs and personal safety issues’ for the people who might use it.

In a post on the Council website, it’s stated that the £7.4m grant, initially planned for the bridge, could now be pumped into Harrow Town Centre.

Harrow Town Centre could get £7M upgrade as Wealdstone bridge plans scrapped Harrow Online

It adds that Harrow residents will be consulted on this, and potential other uses for the funding, later this year.

Councillors hope the £7.4m of funding can be used to make improvements to the town centre including bringing new kiosks to St Ann’s Road and introducing new uses for part of Greenhill Car Park.

Speaking about the scrapped plans for the bridge in Wealdstone, Councillor Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member for Environment & Community Safety, said: “We will still look at what else we can do to improve pedestrian access from the homes on the former Kodak site into Wealdstone, including the underpass under the railway bridge on Headstone Drive, and we will involve local residents as we have said we will, but it won’t be that bridge.”

Harrow Town Centre could get £7M upgrade as Wealdstone bridge plans scrapped Harrow Online

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