Brent Meadow Community Orchard

brent-meadowOur friends from Trees for Cities propose a public fruit tree orchard of 25 to 30 full-size fruit trees in Brent Meadow, the open space between Ealing Hospital and the viaduct. The orchard will stretch along Uxbridge Road, leaving most of today’s open space and hay meadow intact while enhancing the biodiversity and amenity value of the area by adding the orchard with widely spaced fully grown trees. This project is supported by and in collaboration with Ealing Council and Ealing park rangers.

Some of us went to a public hearing on November 1st, where those plans were presented. Concerns were raised and discussed with regards to rough sleepers and anti-social behaviour, commercial pickers, littering and restricted view of the viaduct, but the proposal was generally well received.

Here’s your chance to participate and have your say!

Trees for Cities invites everyone to take part in their initial survey, provide input or raise your concerns at http://bit.ly/2eVaIUs (that’s a capital ‘i’ in ‘VaI’)

The survey is open until Sunday November 13th, 2016. Simply click the link above and fill out a simple form. It only takes a few minutes.

Last not least, you might want to mark Sunday January 28, 2017, in your diary. This is the proposed planting day, and volunteers will be most welcome. All details to-be-confirmed.

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