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Cricklewood.net: "Public Realm Updates"

(Photo: Cricklewood Town Square)

Granite Paving
Works to repave the footways in Cricklewood town centre in fine Portuguese granite are progressing and are on programme for completion in March. Curently all footways on Cricklewood Lane are being laid with several gangs working simultaneosuly and are in varying degrees of completion. Repaving of footways on Cricklewood Broadway will commence in February. Tactile paving and special granite quadrants will be installed in March.
Removal of extraneous street furniture and non-essential pedestrian guard rails will take place throughout February and March on Cricklewood Broadway and Cricklewood Lane.
Bridge Lighting and Signage
The railway bridge crossing Cricklewood Lane at Cricklewood station is the subject of several enhancements including new 'Cricklewood' signage to announce the entrance to the town centre for the east, new underbridge lighting and cleaning of brickwork to the bridge abutments.
Cricklewood Lane
The northern footway at Cricklewood Lane will be widened and repaved to create a widened piece of public realm at the heart of the town centre. A significant tree-planting scheme here will create a boulevard setting and provide much-desired greenery in the town centre. The space will allow opportunities for market traders to enliven the space and create vibrant new retail opportunity for the area. New feature lighting, cycle stands, informal seating and a community noticeboard will further enhance the space.
Local Enhancements
A series of improvements will be made to selected locations throughout the town centre at junctions with the high street, including works to enhance Keys Road, Sylvan Grove, Oaklands Road and the greenspace fronting Burlington Parade.
New branded Cricklewood dual bins will reinforce a coordinated street scene, and help to reduce litter on the streets throughout the area.
Median Strip
A tree-lined and continuous central median strip will be formed between Cricklewood Lane and Depot Approach on the A5 to facilitate informal crossing and introduce greenery to the town centre. A large antique clock, manufactured at the Smiths factory in Cricklewood, will be a focal point on this island - restored to its former glory and returned to its rightful home.
50 new street trees will be planted in March along the length of Cricklewood Broadway, with additional trees to be planted in the widened footway at Cricklewood Lane.

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