Saturday, 3 March 2012

Changes ahead for Barham Park

The future of buildings in Barham Park and proposals on the open space are due for discussion at the Brent Executive on March 12th.  The buildings are falling into disrepair and proposals for leasing them to external organisations are included in the officers' report.  The issue is complicated by Trust restrictions on the use of the buildings which apply.

Present accommodation:

The report  LINK also includes options for the Barham Park open space. One proposal is for an 'Eco Park' and would involve:

• Continuation of the community woodland planting from the roadside to the railway
• Creation of meadow habitats and bulb planting
• Redesign and replanting of the maple garden and potentially the mature conifers
• Pond and boardwalk creation especially for educational use
• Bee hives and communal food growing areas
• Sensory garden possibly established in the silver jubilee garden and/or in the rose terrace
• Removal of fencing which currently segregates the park into two
• Re-landscape area to rear of war memorial by regrading and replanting with a community orchard
• Indigenous planting to encourage indigenous wildlife species

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