A SCHEME is under way to transform Harlesden town centre by 2015.
Work on the regeneration of Harlesden, in Manor Park Road, was officially started by Brent Council’s lead member for transportation, councillor Jim Moher (Labour), on Tuesday, May 28.
The £4m scheme, which is funded by Transport for London, will create wider pavements, more trees and more bicycle parking in the area and High Street will be closed to all traffic except buses between 10am and 4pm, with part of the road pedestrianised.
Traffic will be redirected around the centre of Harlesden and the Jubilee Clock will be refurbished and moved five metres from its current location.
Mr Moher, who joined ward councillors and representatives from the Harlesden Town Team to mark the start of the scheme, said: “Harlesden’s regeneration has been a long time in the planning and I’m delighted we are now at the stage where the work can finally begin.
“This regeneration is great news for Harlesden and Brent as a whole because it will not only enhance the environment it will also create opportunities and bring economic growth to the local community and beyond.”