Meeting Held on Northcote Nature Reserve Plans
Consensus that residents would like it to remain public open space
The meeting to discuss proposals for the future of the former Northcote Recreation Ground (Pit Park) was well attended by approximately forty residents - a roughly 50/50 split between Hounslow & Richmond. The meeting was chaired by the curate of All Souls, the local parish church, Rev. Jez Carr, and the church have been extremely supportive of the proposals.
These concerns had been taken on board and, although there were some suggestions for alternative use for the area such as more allotments, it was pointed out that the area is designated public open space. And the main consensus was that is exactly what the majority of people would like it to remain. The park's relationship with the River Crane was emphasised as being integral to the plans, as was the possibility of boating activity being promoted in the future. The application for Village Green status is still going through the lengthy legal process, this will further give protection to the area if it is granted.
A draft plan showing points of interest and access can be downloaded (pdf)
May 23, 2016