Residents and businesses in Northolt are invited to contribute their opinions on the Northolt Green Ring, a transformative walking and cycling route linking the area’s lush green spaces.
Ealing Council, buoyed by a grant from the Mayor of London’s Green and Resilient Spaces Fund, is set to weave a 6.3km path connecting six parks in Northolt, fostering greater accessibility to these verdant havens for residents.
The proposed route offers a opportunity for residents to embrace a a health-conscious lifestyle, whether on foot, scooter, or bicycle. The grant will catalyse a series of projects designed to elevate the ecological and recreational landscape along the Green Ring.
Key proposals include a seasonal pond in Belvue Park, a proactive measure to mitigate flooding while nurturing diverse wildlife habitats. The council has procured funding from Thames Water for an eco-friendly drainage system for the pond, all while minimising impact on the park’s existing meadows.
The plans entail enhancements spanning from Rowdell Road to the canal towpath, boasting edible plantings and sanctuaries for avian and bat species.
The council is extending an invitation for feedback from Northolt’s denizens and professionals, eager to harness their insights and enrich the Green Ring. The initiative dovetails into the broader visions for Northolt program, which the council launched back in 2021.
Collaborating closely with the community, Ealing Council has already witnessed considerable input from hundreds of residents, businesses, youth, and community groups.
The Green Ring initiative is but one facet of the Visions for Northolt scheme, which has secured substantial multi-million-pound funding to offer enhancements throughout the region.
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, Ealing Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “The Green Ring will mean improved connections between our 6 parks in Northolt, which we hope will encourage more active and healthy travel for our residents.
“It will also allow us to make environmental improvements to the area, contributing to much cleaner air, and add sustainable drainage to prevent flooding, supporting our climate emergency actions.
“I would urge all Northolt residents to take part in our survey and help us create a more beautiful town.”
The newfound pathway is slated for completion by March 2025.
The deadline to participate in the survey is on August 31st.