How Hendon thrivesIn this month's Cllr's Column, Mark Shooter says "Hendon [will be] an even better place to live for the years, and decades, to come."
I’ve been a Councillor for Hendon for eleven years, and have been proud of the great improvements to this area that has also been my home for decades. Looking forward, it is really exciting to see the investments planned in our ward, many of which are in partnership with Middlesex University.
Despite the recent difficult retail environment, I was thrilled to see the new Savers shop on Brent Street in October – showing the confidence that retailers have in Hendon. The shop is within a new development, which is one of many improvements we’ll be seeing in the near future. Middlesex University is working with us on a student project to redesign Sentinel Square and enhance the shopping experience in the area. Despite recent difficulties, people are really confident that Hendon will continue to be a great place to shop and to open shops.
This month, a proposal will go to the council’s planning committee which – after a long consultation period – will see the construction of a brand-new library, a Safer Neighbourhood Team hub and a GP surgery for our community as a part of our Hendon Hub scheme.
We’ve also been making sure that other infrastructure is being looked after, and major gas works along the Brent Street, Brampton Gove junction should soon be completed. Our improvements to the play area in Brookside Walk Park are going well, and I have requested an extra investment to the play area of over £25,000, to make it even better for young families in and around Hendon.
We will be having some of the most exciting projects in Barnet over the next few years taking place in our ward. I’m looking forward to continuing to support those and make Hendon an even better place to live for the years, and decades, to come.
Surgery cancelled until further notice.
Residents can contact the Councillor via their contact details published below.
Conservative Group Members Room, Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, Hendon NW4 4BG