Grove Park GroupResidents Association

Grove Park Group Residents Association

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:

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

Published on November 11, 2016