We've received the following message after protesting about the lack of consultation and the shocking waste of money being proposed.
OPDC is preparing to deliver public realm improvement around Willesden Junction Station. We would like to invite you to a public consultation event to find out more about our proposals, share your views and give us your feedback to influence our plans.
Date: Friday 29th November
Time: 15:30 – 19:00 (drop-in anytime), or join our organised site walks setting off at 16:00 and 18:00
Location: All Souls Church, Station Road, Harlesden, NW10 4UJ
The link to book your space at this event can be found here. Please do share – we also welcome walk-ins, so if you don’t get the chance to sign-up, don’t feel that you can’t drop by.
OPDC has secured roughly £500,000 from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund to deliver public realm improvements at and around Willesden Junction Station. We have commissioned 5th Studio, architecture and urban design consultants, to design improvements to deliver immediate, tangible benefits for the community. OPDC is working in partnership with London Borough of Brent, station operators, Arriva and the station freeholder, Network Rail to deliver this project.
The proposed improvements aim to:
- Make the spaces around Willesden Junction station more welcoming, safe and accessible
- Enhance the station’s position as a gateway to both Old Oak and Harlesden town centre
- Reveal and celebrate local heritage to enhance local pride and identity
What to expect at the consultation
Earlier this year, to capture the views of station users, we carried out surveys at Willesden Junction station. Building on the findings, this event is an opportunity to meet with OPDC and project team representatives to understand how the project has progressed and give your feedback on the plans, ahead of the next stage of design. To bring the project to life, we’ll also be holding walking tours of Willesden Junction station and the key public realm areas that could benefit. The walks will be setting off at 16:00 and 18:00 from All Souls Church. If you would like to join these walks, please arrive at least ten minutes early to ensure the walks can leave on time. As part of the consultation, we will also be making our proposals available online to review and feed in to the plans if you can’t make it on the day and we will be accepting feedback for a further two weeks after the event.
Promoting the events
We will be sending out a newsletter tomorrow (Friday 15th November) to our wider community network, and the Engagement team will also be out and about in the local community delivering flyers and putting up posters, as well as publicising on social media. As a community representative please feel free to share the details of this event widely – everyone is welcome. If you would like some flyers or posters, please let us know and we can either send you online or hard copies.