Abundance Spring Festival Held at Beaconsfield Gardens

New information board unveiled by Mayor of Ealing

The new notice board on Beaconsfield Gardens. Picture: Kimmy

March 24, 2024

Acton Green residents turned out in force earlier this month for a spring festival organised by community gardening charity Abundance London.

The sun shone on the event which was timed to coincide with the flowering of daffodils on the green space next to Acton Lane.

As well as games, cake and gardening there was an unveiling of a new community information board.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Hitesh Tailor did the honours with Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq, and ward councillor Andrew Steed on hand. The Mayor even sportingly wobbled his way across the very challenging slackline (while his chauffeur cheered him on saying "It's your Boris moment!") but managed to get across with his dignity and chain of office intact.

Unveiling the noticeboard, the Cllr Tailor read out a poem by local resident Fiz celebrating the park as "a magic place". With the support of Abundance London, thousands of bulbs have been planted creating meandering paths and supportive areas for biodiversity.

MP Rupa Huq, Mayor Hitesh Tailor, Cllr Andrew Steed, with Abundance director Karen Liebreich and local organiser Jen ThorndycraftMP Rupa Huq, Mayor Hitesh Tailor, Cllr Andrew Steed, with Abundance director Karen Liebreich and local organiser Jen Thorndycraft. Picture: Kimmy

Local residents and Abundance London are concerned that this work may be undermined if a proposal to install an 18 metre high telecoms mast and associated cabinets in this space is approved. The event was intended to be a demonstration to the applicant,, Cornerstone, of the value of this area to local people of this green space and to persuade them to look for an alternative site and hopes that events such as these, along with the obvious care and improvements happening in the park will persuade the telecoms company, Cornerstone, and the council to look to a more appropriate site.


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