JOURNALIST and broadcaster, Louis Theroux , was among his Harlesden neighbours and business owners who attended a two day workshop to explore ways to shape the future of the vibrant town centre.
The workshops were organised to get Harlesden residents of all ages thinking about what kind of town centre they would like.
The exercise is being conducted for Brent Council by leading architects and urban design consultants, Urban Design Skills, with the backing of Transport for London (TfL).
The aim is to create a vision, embodied in a town charter, that can be used to inform future decision making for town planners and highway engineers.
John Dryden, senior transport planner, said: “The immediate concern is the road network through Harlesden Town Centre but we are finding that people want to look wider than that to develop more of a sense of public space."
Those attending were asked if they were willing to form a Town Team to help steer the process forward.
The two day weekend workshop allowed people to spend as long as they wished asking questions to consultants and officers as well putting forward their own ideas.
Following the workshop the consultants will work the ideas into a series of design plans as the new Harlesden Town Charter.
The charter will be put out for comment and approval at another public meeting on Monday (March 29) at the Salvation Army Hall, 32 Manor Park Road, Harlesden.
It will then be discussed with TfL in the hope some of the suggestions can be implemented.