The area designated as a sports area has not been accessed properly for years. Local schools such as Little Ealing do not have any green spaces within their grounds and need a safe, secure place with facilities to allow the young people to undertake sporting activities, particularly Sports Day for the whole school each year. It is known that at least 5 teams of adult footballers play in the area on an ad hoc basis all carrying in their own equipment. For the past two years it has been the home of the Brentford Festival which attracted over 10,000 people in 2014.
It is hoped that by providing a modular steel building, with toilets and storage facilities the community will be able to share, and maintain and therefore enjoy a longer period in the great outdoor space.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
An opportunity for Friends of Blondin (The community) to work with Ealing Council in developing the project for the benefit of many groups.
Working with agencies such as community payback to help deliver the project giving them a sense of ownership.
Allowing a school that relies on tarmac areas for sport and play to enjoy the green space - their h & S means that they must provide toilets.
All the ranger team to re-introduce education packages (such as using the dipping platform) to schools as the unit can be a base.
Steps to get it done:
Since 1998 the Friends of Blondin and the local community have been investing their time in improvements in Blondin Park. They made a successful bid to the Community Fund (part of the lottery fund) to give greater access to the former allotment site by creating pathways, dipping platform over the pond, benches and so much more. What was originally and unknown and therefore underused area it has now become a popular park for children, families, dog walkers and sports enthusiasts and more. For the past two years it has been the home of the Brentford Festival which attracted over 10,000 people in 2014.
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