Redesign Watermans Park

"Your Park - Your Design" evening to look at design and layout

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Local residents and park users are being asked for their views on how Watermans Park should take shape now and in future years.

Hounslow Council wants to hear from park users and local organisations to help shape design options for Watermans Park.    

A 'Your Park - Your Design' evening is being held on Thursday 23rd September at Waterman Art Centre in Brentford.  The aim of event is to gather first-hand information about the particular issues facing the park and identify the aspirations of park users and residents for the parks future.

Views are also being sought on the park’s design and layout.  This information will help guide the development of initial themes for concept designs that will be produced in partnership with local horticultural students as part of a work experience initiative which will give students the opportunity to get involved in a real life project.

Feedback from the ‘Your Park - Your Design’ event will also inform the development a management plan for Watermans Park, a document that outlines how the park will be managed and developed going forward.

Pritam Grewal, Hounslow’s lead member for health and well-being said:

“The consultation evening is an opportunity for local residents and park users to get involved and tell the council what they want to see in their local park and how it can be managed and improved. 

It’s a real chance for residents to engage with the council and make a difference to the way their surroundings are managed. The council is committed to ensuring that people have the opportunity in shaping their local environment.

“By working with local horticultural students in the development of design solutions, we are able to give young people the opportunity to gain valuable experience that will not only support their personal development and confidence but provides them with a platform when they leave college and enter the job market”.

It is anticipated that the designs for the park will form part of a new exhibit in Watermans Park that will be available to view by the public from May 2011.

The event on the 23rd September is from 6.30pm to 9.00pm

September 15, 2010

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