Frequently Asked Questions
Who is running Visions for Northolt?
This programme was initiated by Ealing Council’s Economic Growth Service. We are responsible for regeneration, climate action, inward investment and business growth and support across the borough. We are working with communities and businesses to rebuild our local economy as the borough recovers and renews from Covid-19. We are focused on ensuring that economic growth is directed to our most disadvantaged communities by enabling job creation and attracting investment to support thriving, sustainable and resilient neighbourhoods.
Engagement specialists, New Practice and RESOLVE Collective, were appointed to help design and deliver this first stage of the Visions for Northolt programme. They are working with local organisations, including local artist Alaa Alsaraji to help run this programme.
Throughout this programme and beyond we are encouraging local people to lead change in Northolt. We want to hear from individuals and groups who are interested in getting involved in future stages of the Visions for Northolt programme.
What is the end date for Visions for Northolt?
We are looking to gather as much feedback as possible during this first stage of engagement which runs until 7th August 2021. This is the beginning of an exciting journey for Northolt and it is important that the priorities and needs of local people are the starting point.
However, there will be continued opportunities to get involved as part of an ongoing engagement programme. We are looking for your suggestions about what this ongoing engagement may look like and how you would like to stay involved.
Where can I see the data gathered?
Your feedback will be incorporated into a locally-led vision for the future of Northolt which will steer future investment in the area. A draft of this vision and the supporting data will be published on our website in early autumn. This vision is intended to be a working document that can be added to over time as part of the ongoing engagement programme in Northolt.
We will be sharing updates on this via our email sign-up list.
What happens next?
We will continue to work with those who have contributed to this locally-led vision to progress its delivery. We will also continue to gather feedback from those unable to participate in this first stage.
We have heard from local people about the significant challenges faced by Northolt, as well as the potential scale of opportunity. It is important to recognise that this change will take time. Significant and long-term investment is needed, involving multiple stakeholders and partners.
However, we have also heard that local people want to see visible change in the short term. Through this programme we are looking to identify ‘early intervention’ projects which could be delivered over the next 12-24 months. We want to hear your suggestions!