Activities / Other

  1. Open ‘Secret Garden’ (small walled garden) on more regular basis. Good volunteer potential.
  2. Hayes Model Aero Club – promote club events. Aerial photography.
  3. Photographic competition (possibly with Thames 21). Exhibit photos in park.
  4. Seek students or enthusiast to make a short video.
  5. Build on London Open House weekend – piggy-back a small historical exhibition or other event. Historic motorcycles usually displayed also.
  6. Liaise with St. Dunstan’s Church on [D5] other events. Co-ordinate opening of church with ‘Secret Garden’ where possible and promote each other.
  7. Hold park history event – memories/photographs from local people and older history. Costumed characters?
  8. Play about Mary Cole, the 5th Countess of Berkeley, by Sylvia Taylor, as held a few years ago. (Consider theatrical group that performed at Hallowe’en 2012).
  9. Advise local amateur organisations how they might be able to use the park, e.g. Uxbridge Choral Soc.
  10. More volunteer activity in woods (clearing undergrowth), also around river and clearing undergrowth from Ha-Ha.
  11. More guided walks, building on those led by Green Spaces. Volunteers to lead historical walks etc could be trained up.
  12. Traffic free walking and/or cycling route linking Cranford, Minet and Lake Farm Country Parks, via canal towpath.   (Hayes Muslim Centre had grant for bikes).
  13. Good leisure cycling paths exist within park. Consider linking to form a loop.
  14. Work with ‘Explore Hayes’ initiative to encourage school visits.
  15. Consider re-establishing Cranford Park Fete in 2014 (Combine with Item 5 ?)
  16. Develop Educational Programme and Pack for students with London Wildlife Trust.
  17. Research the civic opening of the park and consider re-enacting it (future-binding).