“An unused piece of land, with so much potential on the Hanworth Road in between Clarence Terrace and the Gurdwara Temple. We plan to give the land back to the community! A few of our ideas are to create a playground, sports pitch, art & workshop space, nature trail or anything the local residents feel they would like to see”
Welcome to the Hounslow Community Land Project! This exciting new community project has just started up on the now-derelict industrial site on the Hanworth Road in Hounslow. Once a dye-works, this land has been empty and unloved for a number of years, but is now being transformed by a group of activists who want to get local people – and anyone else who is interested – involved in the project:
“Everyone is welcome and help is needed so come down and get stuck in, if you wish to stay overnight we have a communal tent or bring your own”
They’ll be having an open day on Saturday 22nd May 2010 (between noon and 6pm), so come on down to the site for a cuppa and get involved in some gardening or a musical jam session – or even bring some sports equipment for a few games!
Meanwhile, here’s a few photos from my visit yesterday to give you a sneak preview of the site as it is at the moment (click on each photo for the larger version)…
Incidentally, the project is always looking out for useful bits and pieces they can recycle or reuse, and, in particular, donations of any of the following will very much be welcomed:
– WOOD CHIPPINGS
– GARDEN TOOLS
– WOOD PANELS/PLYWOOD
– PLANT POTS
– LOO ROLL
– SPORTS EQUIPMENT
– CLEAN CLOTHES
For more information, have a look at the project’s Facebook group.