Lottery meets with Friends of Dukes Meadows

Ann Keen helps arrange meeting with Heritage Lottery fund to discuss funding of the £1.5 million restoration scheme

The Friends met Adam Nardell of the Heritage Lottery Fund this week with to discuss the restoration plans drawn up for the Friends by Architect Alice Brown. The plans would re-create the children’s play areas and water play feature and repair Promenade Approach, restoring the link with the riverside path. The plans have been costed at one and a half million pounds.

Local MP Ann Keen, a significant supporter of the Friends, arranged the meeting. Simon Kirby of the Friends said “we are very grateful to Ann for her support and the tremendous efforts she has made to help us gain the funding to restore the park”

The plans once realised would create a fantastic park and would be a great amenity for families living in this part of West London, particularly those on low incomes who need a way of having a low cost day out. That is what the park in it’s hey day used to provide.

Jan Henson attended the meeting representing Hounslow Council. Jan is the lead Officer working on the project with the Friends. Simon Kirby commented “Jan’s enthusiasm for the project is terrific and her help in taking the plans forward will be invaluable”

In the photograph are front; Ann Keen MP, Kathleen Healy Development Worker FoDM, Back; Alice Brown Architect, Charlotte Hare Landscape Architect, Adam Nardell HLF and Simon Kirby FoDM

May 6, 2003

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