BORIS ADDS FINISHING TOUCHES
LONDON mayor Boris Johnson put the finishing touches to a £2million regeneration project in Northwood Hills by planting a tree – or at least pretending to.
The prospective Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip managed two or three scoops of dirt before setting down his shovel, joking: “I might uncover some secret grave.”
He was joined by Hillingdon councillors in Joel Street, outside the station, where he also unveiled a commemorative plaque and examined new murals on Thursday, December 4.
Arriving from the station, he declared: “My God, it’s beautiful! Did we do this? The murals – they’re sensational!”
He added: “I think it’s all fantastic, really imaginative. I’m very proud.”
The project has been funded by £1.3million from the mayor’s regeneration fund and £450,000 from Hillingdon Council, plus additional cash from Transport for London.
The money has been spent lining the centre of the road with trees, improving shop fronts and creating 30-minute ‘stop and shop’ parking bays.
Additionally, the road bridge over the railway is now home to Europe’s longest enamel mural, created by graffiti artists Cosmo Sarson and Gordon Collett.
■ ‘FANTASTIC’: Mayor of London Boris Johnson gets in a selfie and; (right) checks out the murals Photo by Grant Humphreys www. buyaphototms.co.uk