Western Road Urban Garden Project
Ealing Parks Foundation (EPF) is delighted that one of our Trustees Paul Carter, pictured second from the right has been one of the team working to bring a derelict piece of land, once a thriving allotment, back to life by transforming it into an urban space for local people to get involved in growing and sharing fresh food.
Southall Community Alliance (SCA), a registered charity, is leading on this transformative urban garden project in Western Road, and EPF is proud to be part of the project along with the help and support of other local groups and organisations. This includes Ealing Council, Southall Transition, Ealing Allotments Partnership, Feeding Ealing and LAGER Can.
The charity has great aspirations for bringing the site, owned by the council, back into the heart of the community. A vast amount of dumped waste and fly-tips has been removed from the site and volunteers, including the council’s park rangers, have been working hard to prepare the ground and source materials. But there is still plenty of work to be done.
Community member of the urban garden ground force team Janpal Basran, director of SCA, said: “We want to turn this site into a place that will be enjoyed and used by local residents for decades to come. What we need are volunteers to help us do this, to get involved, grow produce and help us to alleviate food poverty.”
The vision is to create an environmental hub that will help educate people about improving their environment, learn about food growing and gain the skills to look after a large green space.
If you would like to get involved there is a regular volunteer drop-in session every Wednesday from 11am-2pm. And if you have a particular skill, such as carpentry or joinery that you could offer the project, your help would be gratefully received. Email Janpal at email@example.com or call him on 07958 499222.
With thanks to Around Ealing for information and photographs of the Urban Garden Regeneration.