Gunnersbury update

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A quick summary of news from Gunnersbury Park:

Governance: changes are being made to the way Gunnersbury Park and Museum will be governed and managed in future. The Gunnersbury Park and Museum Development Trust, which is a registered charity, will take the lead role and the Community Interest Company will become its operational arm and trading subsidiary. Hounslow and Ealing Councils are currently approving the plans. There is more information on the Friends of Gunnersbury website.

Carpark charges: no date has been fixed for the start of charging for parking. Apparently new infrastructure has to be installed first. Look out for signs and check Gunnersbury social media for further news.

Café replacement: we may be waiting a while for the café to be rebuilt following its destruction by fire in May 2020. It is currently scheduled to be finished in 9 – 18 months, although work is yet to start.

Small mansion: the long overdue repair of the mansion and is well underway. It is being made weatherproof in preparation for decisions regarding its future, but will require considerable further work once its eventual use has been determined.

Putt in the Park: the bowling green near the Sports Hub is currently being dug up and replaced by Putt in the Park.

Signposting: attractive new wooden signposts have been installed throughout the Park.

Sakura cherry trees: the Sakura project has donated 80 cherry trees to Gunnersbury. They have been planted in the south east of the Park and should flower in the Spring.

Check what’s on via the Visit Gunnersbury website and don’t forget the weekly Sunday farmers’ market.