Harlesden Canalside

Exciting things happening in NW10

2022 is the year things will be happening along the Canalside in Harlesden. The Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation are working with local groups, including The Sharks to upgrade this area for the local community.

The Sharks have been involved with this project since we started running sessions in Harlesden, we have had regular meetings with the OPDC and now in 2022, it looks like things are starting to move forward. The Harlesden Canalside Partnership, is made up of local interested parties and community groups (including The Sharks), under the guidance of the OPDC and we are looking at ways we can improve the area around where The Sharks operate, which include improving facilities for us and in general.

Hopefully during 2022, we will begin to see things happening, please take a look at the sounding board produced by the OPDC. which indicates what maybe possible:

A second storage container at NW10, so we can provide more opportunities, this would enable us to store open canoes on site and well as Stand Up Paddleboards.

New steps down to the Canal from teh containers, making access easier and more direct, the current sloped foot path will of course be retained to enable access for all users to the canal.

We are also hoping that a pontoon can be installed on teh canal, to make getting in and out of the canoes and kayaks easier, and also providing a spot where we can get on and off, without worrying about moored craft.

Working with Young Brent Foundation, we are hopping a boat maybe moored up near the containers providing more facilities for young people in and around the Canalside.

Enhancements to the green strip alongside the canal, making it more attractive and accessible for the local community.

The installation of facilities for boaters further along at Steele Road, including workshops etc. Take a look at the OPDC ideas.

The Sharks would like to thank the OPDC and its staff for the help and support they have given us and continue to provide.