Save Our Rec Celebrate with a Picnic

Residents and Councillors gathered together to enjoy Brent Lea


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Wednesday evening was sunny and thankfully dry as residents gathered at Brent Lea Rec to celebrate the fact that Floreat are not building their temporary school there.

Joanna Russell spearheaded the campaign, setting up the Save Our Rec group along with other Brent Lea residents.

Councillors at Brent Lea

Eight councillors accepted her invitation and joined the gathering: the three Syon ward councillors, Steve Curran, Katherine Dunne and Theo Dennison. They were joined by Brentford's three councillors Myra Savin (deputy Mayor), Mel Collins, and Guy Lambert. Cllrs Tony Louki and John Todd joined in.

Joanna said "We were all delighted to hear that there are no plans to allow any building on our recreation ground. This has been a long and tiring battle, but we have won and in doing so, secured a precious park for all the local resident to enjoy, now and for the future.

"Thanks to everyone who helped us in our campaign and to those councillors who put themselves in a difficult situation by going against the grain.

We are setting up a Friends of Brent Lea Rec group in order to secure the site's safety for the future. We hope that people will join us and help make our rec the green space to be in Brentford!"

Brent Lea Picnic


To date...

Brentford is in need of extra primary and secondary places, and existing schools have had extra classes added where possible.

Find the planning application by visiting planning search (agreeing T&Cs, and then selecting "search planning applications") and then entering 00707/AK/P1 in the box marked Planning number.

There was a public meeting on 28th May to discuss the temporary application.

Letters from Brentford Community Council to LBH on this issue.

The temporary application was approved at Planning Committee on 4th June (see both item 4 and the addendum report item 11). Cllr Elizabeth Hughes stated that she would have voted against it had the application been for a permanent building.

The agenda, decisions and minutes from Cabinet meeting on 16th June, where the recommendations were unanimously approved.

The agenda, decisions and minutes from Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 15th July where the decision to send it back to Cabinet for review was unanimously approved. There will be a formal wording of the decision to come that is legally appropriate. The meeting was live-tweeted (scroll down).

The sequential assessment of school sites can be downloaded (scroll down to the Education heading).

The agenda, decisions and minutes from Cabinet meeting on 21st July, where the recommendations were unanimously approved.

Petition to Save Hounslow's Green Spaces on 38 degrees.

Petition to Save Brent Lea Recreation Ground on

Invitation to respond to potential appropriation of Brent Lea Rec.

Announcement of the decision to use Trico House as temporary site for Floreat.

Petition objecting to appropriation submitted. Appropriation withdrawn.

August 13, 2015

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