Chiswick Memorial Garden For Tommy Hollis Nearing Completion

Turnham Green garden will celebrate the life of the little boy who was tragically killed


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A memorial garden at Turnham Green in memory of Tommy Hollis (pictured on right) is hoped to be opened in the New Year.

The AGM of the Friends of Turnham Green was updated on the project's progress by Gaye Galvin, Parks Project Manager from Hounslow Council.

Kate Hollis, mother of Tommy, attended and pronounced herself delighted with the news.

The little boy died from injuries received after he was crushed by a lamp post in February 2010. He was asleep in his pushchair, waiting to cross the road outside the Chiswick Town Hall at the time and died in hospital 48 hours later on the eve of his first birthday.

The Friends of Turnham Green have been working closely with parents Chris and Kate Hollis to design a memorial garden on the Green for a number of years and it is now coming to fruition. We have asked Hounslow Council for an updated version of the plan and will report back.

The proposed design aims to celebrate the life of Tommy, and at the same time, be sympathetic to the character of the Green.

Also at the Friends AGM, Gaye Galvin said that the parks department was looking into establishing a water supply to the rockery so that volunteers have a watering source and this may be combined with a water fountain.

This could make a useful contribution to the battle against single use plastic.

Joanna Biddolph and Ron Mushiso, two of the three new ward councillors, were also in attendance and outlined plans on their part to revitalise the Empire House flank of shops (Joanna) and organise volunteer litter picks on the Green (Ron).

Jan Hewlett, bio-diversity expert and local resident updated everyone on the on going trials and tribulation of maintaining the rockery and wild flower meadow and Rebecca Frayn, chair and local resident announced that the Friends now have a new website at

November 24, 2018

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