New park set to open in March

Thu 27 December 2012, 9:14 am

Work to create a new park in Norwood Green is set to be complete in March, Ealing Council has said.

The site - bordering the "Three Bridges" road, rail and canal bridges - was previously home to the Sea Cadets but has been unused for several years.

The council began the transformation of the site earlier this year, removing old building foundations and rubble.

Since then, the park has been landscaped, with the creation of a central mound that has been planted with poppies, daisies and other wildflowers.

New trees and native hedges have also been planted and a winding pathway has been created with the addition of benches carved to spell the name “Three Bridges”.

The work has been paid for by Norwood Green Ward Forum and contributions from Ealing Council’s Parks Capital Fund.

A Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) research grant will pay for a project to collate the history of the site, expected to be undertaken by community and school groups, will result in an outdoor information board at the site as well as a podcast.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing’s cabinet member for transport and the environment, said the area’s transformation had been “truly remarkable”.

“Soon, it will be a great place to relax and soak up local history,” he said.

“The HLF project will be a great way to uncover and preserve the site’s interesting history as well as involve local people in a fantastic community project.”

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