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Cranford Park is owned & managed by London Borough of Hillingdon Green Spaces Team
Users of Cranford Park are being invited to have their say on the future of the park and its buildings. Cranford Park Friends group has been working with the London Borough of Hillingdon on ideas to enhance one of West London’s most historic green spaces. Suggestions of new community uses for the 18th century stables and cellars are also being drawn up.
The group’s volunteers will assist the Hillingdon Council in a public consultation, to include maps, visuals and a short survey. The Friends hope it will lead to a Heritage Lottery Fund application covering the 144 acre estate.
There will be a public ‘drop-in’ session, including a small exhibition, at Cranford Park’s stables on April 18th-19th between 10am and 4pm. Members of the Friends Group and Council Officers will be on hand and on April 18th at 11am, there is a free guided walk through the bluebell woods, ablaze with blooms, led by the Countryside and Conservation Officer. The address is The Parkway, Cranford, TW5 9RZ.
There is also an opportunity to see the display and comment on the proposals at Botwell Green, Harlington and Cranford Libraries and St Dunstan’s Church, Cranford Park (Saturdays only) from April 18th until the consultation closes on May 11th.
Further details and comment forms will be available online at http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/22710/Public-consultations-and-other-events
Assist the park officers with practical jobs around the park: Second Thursday of each month.
Help research and interpret the history of Cranford Park and the people who lived and worked there – join our History & Conservation Working Party.
Help with wildlife/tree surveys.
Help set up and run events.
If you have specific skills connected with tasks as diverse as video filming, building conservation or walk guiding please let us know.
For more information please contact: secretary@cranfordparkfriends.
Cranford Park Friends is a volunteer group re-established, after a four-year hiatus, in November 2012 at a meeting in the park’s St. Dunstan’s Church. It aims to increase local knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Cranford Countryside Park, a historical green space in West London spanning 144 acres. This hidden gem is situated in a built-up area near Heathrow Airport in the London Borough of Hillingdon, on its border with Hounslow.
The Friends Group shares a common aim, and works in close collaboration with, the London Borough of Hillingdon, though it is an independent body serving the needs of members and visitors alike.
The park has diverse wildlife and habitats ranging from wildflower meadows, grassland and ornamental woodland, to the wetland of the River Crane, which runs its entire length. Much of it is a Conservation Area, with several Grade II Listed buildings, including medieval St. Dunstan’s Church, an extensive Ha-Ha and the 18th century Stable Block and Cellars of former Cranford House (demolished 1945). It features in the London Parks & Gardens Trust’s ‘Inventory of Historic Green Spaces’ and is centrally positioned among the Crane Valley’s parkland chain, stretching from Harrow to the river’s confluence with the Thames.