Harrow Council and environmental consultant Ebsford Environmental are joining forces to improve a popular south Harrow park for local residents.
Work on a housing development on the site of a former car park in West Harrow will begin in May 2018.
Harrow has recruited its 500th apprentice through its Xcite employment scheme.
A group of 17 and 18 year-olds are designing and making a range of public furniture to sit in the new Wealdstone Square, which is a part of ambitious plans to transform Wealdstone town centre.
Harrow Council is working with residents, shoppers, commuters, charities and business initiatives to raise money through crowdfunding to renew the public space outside Rayner's Lane Station.
Land Securities received outline planning permission for the 23-ha former Kodak site in 2012 and is now preparing a fresh application for the huge project to build up to 1,800 homes, a primary school, medical centre, shops and offices.