The towpath on the Grand Union Canal, between Great Western Road and Harrow Road is overshadowed by the A40 Westway along a stretch around 100m long. The space is sad and unloved, and feels cold and threatening. We propose to improve it by introducing facilities for the local community which will generate regular activity in the area.
We asked local residents, canal boaters, joggers, young adults, families with young children and towpath users what they would like to see there. The photographs of their fantastic suggestions will be displayed throughout June in the Great Western Studios as part of the London Festival of Architecture. The most popular ideas proposed were:
- an outdoor exercise for all ages
- a playground
- to install a tap for the canal boaters
We believe that these facilities will transform this area to make it a destination. The varied facilities will benefit a large number of people and provide an opportunity to bring together the local community.
Turning 40 is a milestone event especially for a community garden that started out with temporary permission to transform a 4 acre derelict wasteland into a lush green oasis in the heart of the city. Through extensive voluntary support Meanwhile Gardens now wants to thank and recognise the community support we have had over the last 40 years with a Big Birthday Bash! A community festival in Meanwhile Gardens will showcase local talent including live music, dance and poetry as well as extreme sports at our skate park (one of the first built in the country) tours of the Gardens, food, children's entertainment, mobile animal farm, arts and craft activities and stalls. The event will involve volunteers and provide opportunities for other local groups to highlight their work. A fun day out for all the family in Meanwhile Gardens.
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