A crowdfunded project that seeks to transform an area near a London Underground station has almost hit its fundraising target.

The ‘Our Village Garden Triangle’ campaign wants to revitalise the centre of Rayners Lane by creating a public space outside the tube station.

It hopes to raise £73,000 and now, thanks to the support of the public and businesses, it has reached 90 per cent of its target.

The new triangle will get rid of the “tired, neglected, dark shrubbery” that currently occupies the area and will replace it with an “active, beautiful space”.

Those behind the campaign want it to be used for pop-ups and creative projects.

They added that it will be a safer area for all who use it, as part of a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour and tackle issues relating to rats and rubbish dumping.

The campaign is being driven by London Business Partnership alongside the Young Harrow Foundation.

It has won the backing of thousands of pounds from the Mayor of London, Harrow Council and many businesses and residents of Rayners Lane.

There is two weeks left until the project hits its fundraising deadline and those behind it have called on as many people as possible to help get it over the line.

For more information and to donate, visit www.spacehive.com/our-village-garden-triangle