There will be a meeting of the Friends of Thornbury Park at 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm on Tuesday 12 December 2017
in The MusicRoom, Spring Grove House, West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth, TW7 4HS
Following the successful bid and award of £80,000 for improvements, we now have proposals for works for parks contractor Carillion to reduce some shrub areas, clear dead trees and also proposals for volunteer days in early 2018. plans for the works can be found here, here and here and description of the works here.
Another idea discussed previously, is for the planting of a new linear orchard supported by the Mayor for London, Trees for Cities, Hounslow Council and the Heathrow Community Fund. Trees for Cities will attend this meeting to describe the proposal and how it would work.
We will also be examining the long awaited ideas for playground improvements.
It is also a pleasure to announce that after two years of banging on about it, works took place this week to clear the privately owned site of the former Harvard Hill Tennis Club, some pictures of this task can be seen here.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you on Tuesday evening.
Attendance and participation at last night’s meeting where we learnt more about the way our local train service works and how important it is to different users was a pleasure to be a part of.
Train at Syon Lane
Local resident, Michael Peacock, at very short notice was put on the spot to present but was asked to because of his in depth knowledge of the workings of our local railway and its context within the national network.
Many participants shared their views and also offered a range of proposals for the Department of Transport’s stakeholder consultation for the South Western Rail Franchise. Notes from the meeting can be found here and should be useful when preparing a response to the DfT before the 9 February 2016 deadline.
A copy of the consultation document can be found here and ways of responding to it here.
You wait for one consultation then two turn up at the same time.
Last week, the Department of Transport and Transport for London published another document, A new approach to rail passenger services in London and the South East, this describes a longer than recent ambition to incorporate suburban rail services (including ours) into the London Overground network. This is also worth responding to (in a similar way to the SWRF) and can be downloaded from here, the closing date for this one is 18 March 2016.
Happy to recieve copies of your responses.