The Restoration of Park Road Cemetery Pedestrian Gate/ Pillars
TIS applied for grant funding of £25,664.66 from the Thriving Communities Fund to renovate the crumbling pillars and pedestrian gates of Isleworth Cemetery in Park Road. The project was led by Christine Diwell and managed by Lee Williams, LBH Parks. Stone Restoration carried out the works in spring 2023. The official opening was held on 18 July, with ribbon- cutting by Sean Doran, Principal Conservation Officer, a speech by Councillor Salman Shaheen, with Cabinet Responsibility for Parks, who had written in support of the grant allocation, and thanks to all who had contributed to the project and the occasion by Susan Casey. Afterwards, light refreshments were shared on the nearby lawn, Men’s Shed area.
A Summer of Celebrations
TIS received a grant to continue the celebrations of the Coronation of Their Majesties’ beyond the actual weekend of 6-8 May. The plans championed the ‘Volunteering’ theme with a ‘community clean up’ of one of the areas nominated at the Environment Summit; the production of a ‘How to Volunteer in Isleworth’ leaflet; and a community event to celebrate the planting of a Japanese flowering cherry tree - as a long lasting commemoration of the Coronation.
On one of the hottest days of the year on 9 September, TIS members celebrated the planting of the Japanese Flowering Cherry in Shrewsbury Walk to mark the coronation of King Charles 111 and Queen Consort Camilla with a small ceremony. The Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Afzaal Kiani, plus one of his consorts, Councillor Adesh Farmahan, and the MP for Brentford and Isleworth, Ruth Cadbury, plus two of the Isleworth ward councillors, John Stroud- Turp and Salman Shaheen were in attendance too. Afterwards everyone adjourned to the newly reopened Castle Inn for light refreshments.
Leading the restoration of 19th Century Glossop Memorial in South Street, Isleworth, jointly funded by Heritage of London Trust, Hounslow’s Street Improvement project and from The Society’s own resources
Campaigning for the listing of Isleworth Public Hall in South Street, Isleworth. This building has played a pivotal part in community life since it was built in 1863 with public funds
Developing the Isleworth 390 project, dedicated to finding out more about the lives behind the 390 names on the Isleworth WW1 memorial in Memorial Square, Isleworth. The project (2013-2022) is also featured on the Imperial War Museum’s site ‘Mapping the Centenary’ See www.isleworthww1.co.uk and https://www.iwm.org.uk/partnerships/mapping-the-centenary/projects/the-isleworth-390
Securing funding for restoration works at Isleworth Cemetery Park Road, Isleworth. 25th September 2019 - Hounslow’s Mayor, Cllr Tony Louki cut the ribbon for an event celebrating restoration of the Victorian pillars and gates of the vehicle entrance to Park Road cemetery for which TIS secured Community Infrastructure Levy funding. TIS committee members are shown alongside Lee Williams, who acted as Project Manager for the work, local councillors and a representative from Stone Restoration who carried out the work.
Assisting Heston and Isleworth Rotary Club with the installation of 16 Heritage Plaques
Liaising with the London Borough of Hounslow on the designation of the Isleworth Riverside Conservation Area
Suggesting the use of S106 moneys for local improvements including replacing and refurbishing railings, benches and pathways.
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