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Hayes Town Centre improvements - what's happened so far

Improving the look and feel of Hayes town centre.

Major Schemes Funding Improvements

Hillingdon Council has been successful in its bid to Transport for London for Major Scheme Funding towards the regeneration of Hayes Town Centre, making it a better place for people to live work and visit.

Public consultation - September 2012

The council held a consultation with residents and businesses in Hayes Town Centre in September 2012 to seek their views on what improvements could be made to Hayes Town Centre. A total of 678 responses were received during the consultation.

The most popular response during the consultation was for two way traffic to be reintroduced in Station Road, linking it with Coldharbour Lane. Other popular responses were for more town centre events/markets, better street lighting and better access to parking. The results from this consultation were used to support a bid to Transport for London for Major Schemes Funding for Hayes Town Centre improvements.

Full version of the consultation report [67kb]  

In December 2012 the council were successful in its bid to Transport for London and were awarded £4.5 million towards improvements to Hayes Town Centre.

Outer London Fund Improvements

As part of the Mayor's Outer London Fund shop owners in Coldharbour were given the opportunity to improve the private forecourt outside their premises to help boost trade. A total of 41 businesses took part in the improvements and over 1,120 square metres of new paving was laid.

Before:                            After:

Coldharbour Lane before         Coldharbour Lane after

Shop front grants

As part of the Mayor of London's Outer London Fund, grants were offered to improve shop fronts in Hayes Town Centre. The Council teamed up with shop front design specialists Designed by Good People who have provided design support and advice for a number of businesses in Hayes Town Centre.

A total of 36 businesses took part in the scheme, giving shop owners grants of up to £4,800 to greatly improve the look and feel of Hayes Town Centre. The businesses contributed at least 20% of the cost of the shop front improvements. In total £61,330 was invested by the businesses.

The deadline for accepting shop front applications for Hayes Town Centre has now passed.

Please see below some of the changes which we have implemented through the shop front grant scheme.

                                             Magic Touch nails & beauty

Magic Touch before      Magic Touch after

                                             Crockford Mills Opticians

Crockford Mills before      Crockford Mills after

Visual merchandising support

The council has teamed up with retail specialists International Visual, who over the past two years, have visited Hayes Town businesses providing them with their expertise and support. The company has already helped improve trade for shopkeepers across the UK with its successful visual merchandising programme.

Best dressed window competitions

A number of businesses in Hayes have competed in best dressed window competitions organised by International Visual with the support of the Hayes Town Businesses Forum.

Christmas window competition Platterpuss Hayes Winner Christmas window competition 2012

Christmas 2012

Platterpuss Fancy Dress and Karaoke shop won the Hayes Town Christmas window competition judged on Thursday 20 December.

Christmas 2011 World Wines After Festive Window

Traders got into the festive spirit by decorating their shop windows for Christmas. World Wines Festive Window

The winning entry was Mr Rupinder Singh of World Wines, Station Road, Hayes. A certificate and £100 prize was awarded by Cllr Keith Burrows, Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling.

Mr Singh said: "It was a great surprise to win and it's been very nice to receive so many compliments from customers about the look of the window. I am pleased to have been able to take part in the scheme, a lot of the shops look much better now.

Carnival window competition

July 2012 Platterpuss Carnival

Hayes shopkeepers soaked up the carnival atmosphere, and used it to inspire a vibrant revamp of their shop fronts, to brighten up the town and entice more shoppers to enter their stores.

Drawing inspiration from the recent carnival procession, all the traders channelled their talents and training into producing a set of vibrant, creative and innovative designed shop fronts.

The winning entry was Platterpuss Entertainment, Station Road, Hayes. A certificate and £100 prize was awarded by Cllr Keith Burrows, Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling.

Support with events/promotions

International Visual have also supported Hayes Town Business Forum in delivering successful events such as the Hayes Treasure Hunt event. They have also been actively promoting the HillingdonFirst card, increasing the number of businesses taking part.

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