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Western Road Urban Garden project

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Western Road Urban Garden project

Western Road Urban Garden project

Janpal Basran By Janpal Basran

Our exciting plan is to involve residents and groups in creating the Western Road Urban Garden in Southall Green.

Southall Delivery stage

pledged of £13,130

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We will work with socially isolated Black Minority Ethnic residents, young people and vulnerable older adults to create an accessible community green space in an area that most local people are completely unaware of. The Western Road Allotments are connected with nearby World War 2 bunkers but have fallen into neglect in the past few decades. The site is currently overgrown with weeds and bushes and has become a hotspot for drug users and antisocial behaviour. The site covers 2600 sq metres and we will work with Ealing Council and Southall Transition to clean up the site and create a multipurpose community garden that will provide food, horticulture, leisure and community interaction. As well as creating a future community orchard we hope that the site will have storage facilities, an eco-toilet, poly tunnels and act as a volunteering hub for this most deprived area.

What we'll deliver:

  • Clear derelict land
  • Develop an Urban Garden with plants, trees and open space

Why it's a great idea:

The Western Road Urban Garden project will transform a derelict allotment site in Southall Green into an urban garden space. This is great for the immediate neighbourhood and would remove an eyesore and anti social behaviour hotspot. In return, we would work with local communities to create a wonderful and restful urban oasis. There would be space for children to play safely and learn about food growing and looking after plants and act as an activity hub, promoting well-being for vulnerable older and BME residents in the area. Charities helping poor and homeless residents would be supplied with freshly grown produce, providing healthy meals for vulnerable people. The site is 15 mins walk from the huge Southall Gas Works development. Bringing this derelict land back into community use would provide green, open space for a whole generation of new residents. Resident volunteering would increase by creating a 'Friends of Western Road' group to manage the site in the future.

Steps to get it done:

  • Create project publicity to contact potential backers
  • Buy plants and tools
  • Commence site clearance
  • Removal of on-site waste and rubbish
  • Set up storage facilities and poly tunnel
  • Have official launch at the site


Location Southall

About the space

Our Urban Garden location is on Western Road in Southall


London Borough of Ealing

How will the money be spent?Total £13,130

Initial clearance and rubbish removal - £3,100 (24%)
Water tanks / plumbing - £2,300 (18%)
Front gate / perimeter fencing - £2,000 (15%)
Storage container - £1,800 (14%)
Tree work - £900 (7%)
Lay aggregator for vehicle tracks - £750 (6%)
Poly tunnel - £500 (4%)
Compost / woodchip bays - £500 (4%)
Fruit trees - £300 (2%)
Hand tools - £250 (2%)
Other - £730 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Initial clearance and rubbish removal
Water tanks / plumbing
Front gate / perimeter fencing
Storage container
Tree work
Lay aggregator for vehicle tracks
Poly tunnel
Compost / woodchip bays
Fruit trees
Hand tools
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £13,130

Our Volunteer List

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