The Prince of Wales junction is set to undergo a £900,000 upgrade and I'd like to update your readers on progress, especially as they may have read your story about the f irst market in Westminster for 50 years opening here soon.
I am pleased to say work has now begun, and over the coming months you'll notice some major changes. We will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum, but I'm sure everyone is in agreement that short-term pain will be well worth the long-term gain.
We want to help encourage the shopping district, and providing a more attractive area where people can stop and rest is key.
We're investing heavily in the regeneration of this area of Westminster, and tackling drugs activity and anti-social behaviour also forms a key part of our plans.
The council is therefore delighted with the recent police operation on the junction, which we part-funded, which resulted in the arrest of a large number of suspects.
Our renewal work, which has been part funded by TfL, is part of the council's Civic Streets scheme to improve district centres, and is in partnership with the Metropolitan Police.
It includes 240 more police patrol hours a month and the installation of two CCTV cameras to help cut crime.
The city council is an active member of the Harrow Road Neighbourhood Partnership, and together, we have made sure our efforts support the delivery of the Harrow Road Renewal plan and that residents are engaged and kept aware about developments.
Cllr Danny Chalkley Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport