AN EYECATCHING art installation was put up in Harrow this week to signify the start of winter.
The ‘snowdrops’, which are part of a series of creations by artist James Cochrane, replace 24 giant tulips which adorned the same spot in St Ann’s Road last month.
The art is part of ongoing activities and events being used to promote the town centre and attract shoppers to Harrow, both during and beyond the festive period.
Artwork, lights and other attractions including the turning on of the Christmas tree lights this evening (Thursday). They have been paid for with money from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.# Councillor Keith Ferry, Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for planning and economic development, said: “Supporting Harrow town centre and our district centres is one of the council’s top priorities.
“We are promoting what these centres have to offer and making them stand out from the crowd to attract shoppers and help the traders flourish.
“The council is working on a long-term vision to regenerate Harrow town centre and create a place where people want to live, work and be entertained.
“We have also worked hard to win this funding for immediate measures that support businesses and help them compete against other centres across London in this tough financial climate.
“Watch this space for more information on the autumn and winter programme of activity.”
The Outer London Fund, which was launched by mayor Boris Johnson in June, is a three-year initiative dedicated to strengthening the vibrancy and growth of high streets and surrounding areas.
Harrow Council won just under £856,400 of funding – £496,000 for the town centre and £360,400 for North Harrow.