Tuesday, 1 December 2015

New Pavements and a Better Road Surface In Shepherd's Bush

New raised pavements! Yay!
Who says local democracy doesn't work? Our local resident's group, the Macfarlane Road Residents' Association, has spent many years working with the Council to improve our streets, usually in small ways, but always helping incrementally to make life a little bit better.

The latest improvement to come our way is a new raised pavement, built by LBH&F as part of the Shepherd's Bush West Regeneration Scheme, and a genuinely meaningful improvement to our neighbourhood. It will slow down traffic into residential streets, and help create a better balance between road users and pedestrians.

Other successful projects where local residents and the Council have worked together include new parking spaces, tree plantings, licensing applications, and enforcement of the Shepherd's Bush Saturation Zone.

All of these projects, taken individually, don't necessarily amount to much. But in aggregate they help to make our neighbourhood a better place to live.

Macfarlane Residents Association wishes to thank especially Councillor Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler, an energetic representative who, despite not being one of our local councillors, made great efforts to bring about the new street improvements.

Sarah Crowther, head of legal for the Macfarlane Road and Hopgood St Residents' Association said:

"Our local residents are grateful to the Council for their help and assistance with these traffic-calming works, which will help to make our streets safer for local families - and especially for young children".

The only note of sorrow here is that Ms Brocklebank-Fowler, who gave our local community so much support, was voted out in the May 2014 elections.


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