Ealing Council is planning on creating a new regional park in the borough; the first in West London. The regional park would be much larger (over 400 hectares) than a standard park, would be open to the public, easily accessible by public transport, and managed to a high standard. It is hoped that it will include a range of facilities that bring recreational, cultural and nature related benefits to Ealing. Ealing Council are asking for views about the new park. Have your say on the regional park, in a survey, before 19 December 2023.
The council thinks this is an exciting idea, which if done well, will bring many different benefits across the borough, including health, climate change resilience, arts and culture, and education. It also has the potential to create more well-paid jobs, and it is hoped that the regional park will be as transformative for west London as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been for east London. Further, we hope that Ealing Council will listen to its many partners working to restore nature in the borough, to make sure that the proposed new park includes opportunities for nature restoration and climate resilience.
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, Ealing Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “Our plan for a new regional park is a massive step forward in the work we are doing to tackle air pollution and reduce the impact of the climate emergency. We promised residents 10 new parks and 50,000 more trees but a regional park will be a real game changer, delivering not just new open spaces, but active travel routes, wildlife rich wetlands and habitats and a great day out for all our residents”.
Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “Sports, art, music, dance and culture matter to any community. Our proposals for a new regional park are a once-in-a-generation opportunity for residents to have access to more spaces to meet friends, play sports, experience world class music and performance and arts. “I would encourage all residents to please fill in the survey and be part of this hugely exciting project.”
Make sure that your views on the new regional park are heard, by completing the survey, before 19 December 2023.