Riverside path well underway

Public meeting on Dukes Meadows to be held on Tuesday 18th November


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Work on creating a new riverside footpath on Dukes Meadows is well underway. The path will run from Barnes Bridge to Chiswick Bridge offering walkers and joggers a safe alternative to the busy road as well as views over a very beautiful stretch of the Thames. Views have already been improved by an earlier project to tackle the Japanese Knotweed infestation along the riverbank.

Both projects were joint initiatives between CiP, The Friends of Dukes Meadows Hounslow Council and Thames21 and highlight the way in which a partnership of organisations can achieve improvements together that none could achieve alone.

The Friends commissioned a new landscape plan for the Meadows based on extensive local consultation and are now seeking to raise funds to implement the £1.5M plan which would provide a new children’s’ play area and water play area as well as re landscaping Promenade approach and the old paddling pool area.

The Friends and Hounslow Council are holding a public meeting at the Civil Service Club on Dukes Meadows at 7pm, on Tuesday 18th November to talk about the plans and ways in which all the users of the Meadows can work together to secure long term and sustainable improvements to the area. CiP, a key partner in the project, will be represented at the meeting.

Paul Davis Chair of the Friends said “Dukes Meadows is a fantastic area of open space, it probably offers a wider range of sporting activities than anywhere else on west London as well as fabulous walks and river views. We would like to see all of the users of the Meadows working together to improve and promote the area. We are hoping that lots of people who use or live near the Meadows will come along to the meeting to see the proposals and maybe get involved in achieving them”

November 13, 2003