Boris Johnson's announcement this week that Brent River Park has won a £400,000 makeover is a victory for local democracy.
Thousands of residents voted for it, highlighting the vital role this riverside stretch plays in offering a green lung to so many communities.
Litter and general dilapidation have become an increasing problem, partly as a result of underinvestment due to stretched park maintenance budgets.
Let's hope this cash goes some way to turning around the fortunes of a free park and brings substantial physical and psychological benefits to many.
A FATHER'S account of the horrendous attack he suffered at the hands of robbers is an experience no one should have to face.
But we have to commend cousins Vishan and Sunny Kapoor for speaking out in public about the frightening ordeal they underwent at Ragley Supermarket in Acton.
The callous robbers who targeted the store are still on the loose and could ambush another unwitting victim.
With your help, the police will be able to put the pieces together and allow justice to be done, ensuring that no one else has to suffer the same nightmare.