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Free Right Royal Garden Party

The Grove Park Group has joined together with St. Paul's church to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on Sarturday 19 May. The wedding ceremony will be shown on a large screen while lots of family fun activities, live music and food will be available from 11 am onwards. Why not bring your own picnic. To book your free tickets in advance visit Right Royal Wedding Free Tickets. Numbers are limited so entry on the day is not guaranteed.

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Published on April 17, 2018 Cat: News

List your local

Many structures, mostly buildings, across England are of national historical or architectural importance. These are protected from inappropriate or damaging alteration by being Grade Listed by English Heritage, for example, Grade I or Grade II.
However there are also many other buildings of local historical or social significance but which are not currently suitable for Grade listing status. Hounslow, like all other authorities across England, maintain a register of these called the Local List. Periodically Hounslow put out a call for new nominations that local people believe warrant being added to the List. The latest of these is active with a closing date of 7th April 2018.
The Grove Park Group is compiling a short list for submission in this latest call and would like to hear from anyone living in the Grove Park Group area – see the map here – which they believe merits inclusion. For example we are nominating the icehouse in Grove Park Terrace. Let us know what you would like to nominate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Attached to this article are three documents that will help to justify your nomination and below Hounslow's definition of the Local List.

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What is the Local List?
A local list is a list of buildings or sites which are recognized for their contribution to the local character and distinctiveness. Local lists, statutory listing and conservation areas contribute significantly to the character of an area and the quality of the built environment. The Local List gives recognition to assets which are considered to have local, rather than national significance. Buildings which are nationally significant often qualify for statutory listing. The list is not confined just to buildings, assets of various types can added to the local list. Assets on the list are known as ‘non-designated heritage assets’.
The local list should:
· Provide clear and current information about non-designated heritage assets in Hounslow
· Help to develop a better understanding of what local communities consider to be important in the local historic environment
· Celebrate the rich and diverse variety of features that give Hounslow its local character and distinctiveness
Inclusion on the local list does not provide any additional planning controls, however it is a material consideration in planning decisions. Inclusion of an asset on the local list designates it as a ‘heritage asset’, and as such its preservation is an objective of the National Planning Police Framework (NPPF). The NPPF contains policies that apply to heritage assets regardless of whether or not they are locally listed, however, local listing provides a sound, consistent and accountable means of identifying local heritage assets to the benefit of good strategic planning for the area, and to the benefit of owners and developers wishing to fully understand local development opportunities and constraints. 

Attachments:
Download this file (Local Listing Selection Criteria and Guidance.pdf)Local Listing Selection Criteria and Guidance.pdf[Local Listing Selection Criteria]8336 Kb
Download this file (Nominations criteria .pdf)Nominations criteria .pdf[Nominations criteria ]546 Kb
Download this file (The current list.pdf)The current list.pdf[The current list]214 Kb
Published on February 23, 2018 Cat: News

Piazza Appeal Hits Target

                    

Therm for websiteWe didi it! Thanks to the vision and generosity of both Grove Park residents and Hounslow Council the Piazza Appeal reached 100% of its pledge target. Despite being unsuccessful in our pitch to receive an additional Mayoral pledge back in July we have done it all the same. Once all the pledges are collected by SpaceHive Hounslow will put the design out for tender. Many who visited our marquee events will have seen the 4 concept designs prepared by Hounslow and have given us your preferences, comments and suggestions for improvements.

It is critical that, having shared the cost of the design, Grove Park people have a say in what gets built. Our intention is to form a GPG sub committee comprising locals with expertise in architecture, urban design and transport to help pass the design preferences of GP residents, shop owners and businesses to the selected design company.

It is hard to give precise timescales at this point but the design could be completed within the next 6-9 months. Following that, work can begin on securing funding for the Piazza construction. We will keep everyone informed of progress via the website and directly to GPG members in our quarterly Newsletter and mailings.

If you are not a member of the Grove Park Group and are interested in being part of what we do, why not join up. The subscription is only £10 per household per annum or 5 years for the price of four. Just click the 'Join now' panel on the left of this page.

Published on September 27, 2017 Cat: News

Piazza Appeal

On 27 September the Grove Park Group officially launched its appeal for the regeneration of the Grove Park shops area at its Annual General Meeting.

The objective is to turn the area of tarmac between the shops and the Station House pub into a paved piazza. It will still be a space shared by pedestrians and vehicles but with the balance tipped in favour of pedestrians. The row of parking bays in front of the shops will be pushed back so that the pavement is widened allowing better access and for the café to set out its tables, continental style.

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The first step has been made and the three silver birch trees, that the GPG asked for, have been planted by Hounslow Council to help screen the railway line.

The next stage is for construction design plans for the piazza to be drawn up. Hounslow Council have committed to fund half of the cost of this if the community can raise the other half. The total design cost is £73,500 which means we have to raise £36,750.

The good news is that we have already started receiving donations but there is a long way to go. Following the GPG's presentation of the idea to Hounslow Council in 2014 they have generated a range of concept designs. The designs not only propose a variety of exciting and attractive schemes they also include pedestrian safety features. These include ramps, known as tables across each road entrance to the piazza, onto the raised central zone . Another idea being considered is a mini roundabout at the end of Grove Park Bridge to simplify the four-way junction and to help slow traffic through it.

During the fund raising period we are asking for ideas from residents, shop owners and businesses as to how the design can be improved to meet their needs. Once the design is complete the project team at Hounslow will submit it for funding for the piazza construction work itself.

If you wish to make a donation please email:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will send you donation details and how the fund is being managed.

Published on November 06, 2016 Cat: News

All Change for Capital Interchange Way

All Change for Capital Interchange Way

More plans for the area surrounding the new Brentford football stadium have been revealed: award-winning architect Will Alsop has unveiled his 3-building plan for Capital Interchange Way, which has been avaible for public scrutiny in very short time slots at Brentford Steam Museum.

 Key to the design for the site, which is placed right beside the congested and polluted M4, is the incorporation of a bus garage. The design will probably not do anything to mitigate the effects of extreme pollution and gridlock which plague the A4/M4 corridor, but is at least bold and interesting. Click on 'Read More' for more.

Published on July 10, 2016 Cat: Association News READ MORE +

Grove Park CPZ Gets Ever Closer

Grove Park CPZ Gets Ever Closer

After the Jan 28th Area Forum, where the local Chiswick Councillors considered requests for a CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone) from those roads suffering displacement from the Park/ Staveley CPZ, the Councillors did two things: they ratified the Park / Staveley CPZ and vowed to consult all residents in the Grove Park / Strand on The Green area about the proposed CPZ extension into roads west of Park Road, including Chatsworth Rd., Milnthorpe Rd., Chesterfield Road and Elmwood Rd. The latter didn’t happen; Hounslow’s Traffic Dept instead sent out a Consultation document (approved by Councillors) asking most roads whether they too wanted a CPZ. Roads deemed to be ‘private’, including those serving Sutton Court mansions and Thames Village, were not consulted. Click on 'View More' for more.

Attachments:
Download this file (CPZ-2015w.jpg)LBofH Map - possible CPZ Zones[Council's map of Grove Park poss. CPZ 'Zones']792 Kb
Published on September 05, 2015 Cat: Association News READ MORE +

Piazza Crowd-pleaser

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Within the first 24 hours of the SpaceHive crowdfunding project for the Piazza Appeal going live it received £40,555 of pledges - thats over half way to the total!. The Grove Park Group have delivered over 2,000 leaflets to GP addresses inviting residents to a public launch outside the shops on 20 May 2017. There will be a marquee with free refreshments, a band and free prize draw at the event running from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to ask questions, look at the plans and tell us your ideas for how to improve the design. You can even make a pledge there and then, all you need is your bank account number and sort code.

The project has received individual pledges from £10 to £36,565. So a huge thank you to those who have supported the project so far. Every pledge counts as the total number indicates the level of support the project has from the community. The greater the support the higher the likelihhod of the fund attracting an additional grant of up to £50,000 from the London Mayor. Our target is 80 pledges.

To make a pledge visit: www.spacehive.com/grove-park-shops-piazza

Lets make this project a success and change Grove Park for the better.

Published on May 13, 2017 Cat: News