A Croxley resident has come up with a novel idea of how to make locals feel “even more proud” to come from the village.
Andy Jones got in touch with CroxleyNews after reading a story in last month’s issue about the parish council’s plea for ideas of how to spend a levy earmarked for the development of the area.
Andy points towards a simple idea in Ruislip where a bridge was painted (pictured) to signify the tube station and he feels it had an uplift in mood for locals and visitors.
He said: “I have lived in Croxley now for 10 years and love living in the community”
“The various events which are organised and involvement by local residents creates for a real community spirit which I feel makes people proud of living here”
“Prior to living in Croxley I lived in the Ruislip area and during this time experienced a simple change which has ended up having a large impact”
“This simple change was the painting of the Ruislip Manor tube line bridge. By only giving it a lick of paint and change of colour this has absolutely transformed it into what has become iconic”
“As one of the main entrances to Croxley Green the tube line bridge located at the end of Baldwins lane I have felt for a long time is drab, dull and pretty industrial looking. I don’t feel it represents the spirit of the local community and actually creates an unwelcoming image of the area as people are entering”
“What better way to quickly change this by giving it a makeover which brings a smile to anyone new entering and makes locals even more proud of Croxley”
“I would love for my idea to be considered for entry and one which also invites local resident thoughts on potential colours.”