On 3rd August it was announced that Whitton was to be one of 30 town centres across outer London to receive Mayoral funding for its High Street uplift programme.
Cllr Gareth Elliott stated:
“Once again the Conservatives have delivered on their promises for Whitton’s High Street. With this additional funding Whitton can look forward to the uplift strategy already put in place by the Conservative run Council.
Unlike the previous Liberal administration we have now have built an impressive funding package, with the much welcomed assistance from Boris, and will deliver the improvements to our town centre that the people of Whitton have cried out for.
Already we can see that Whitton is on the up with the current Lidl works going on at the old co-op site, and exciting new shop openings - a far cry from where we were only a year ago”
Tony Arbour, the GLA member and Richmond Councillor said:
“This is a bonanza for Barnes, a treasure for Twickenham and a welcome windfall for Whitton: said Tony Arbour. “This £1.2million is more than the total he Borough has previously received over more than a decade for improving its High Streets and I congratulate the successful bidders, there is more to come.”
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:
“Investing in our town centres and local areas is absolutely key to maintaining London’s position as the best big city in the world. This cash injection means councils can start work today to attract more people into their area, boost economic growth and bring the buzz back to their high streets.”