The project work has been completed and the renovated pedestrian gate and pillars are in place.
£25,664.66 was granted to The Isleworth Society for the ‘Renovation of Park Road’s Cemetery Gate / Pillars’ through Hounslow’s Thriving Communities Fund. The work was delivered by the Council’s Parks team and the funds paid to them, with the project managed by Lee Williams. Christine Diwell, who wrote the grant application, oversaw the project on behalf of the Isleworth Society. The contractor was Stone Restoration.
Hounslow Heritage Guides organised their launch walk of the season on Monday 29 May. ‘Graveyard to Cemetery’. This explored Isleworth’s history through its former residents from Queen Elizabeth l’s bear-keeper to a proof reader for Charles Dickens, local Victorian heroine Alice Ayres, and more.
A formal opening ceremony will be held in the near future.
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TIS held a successful and well attended Isleworth Environment Summit on 16 March in Isleworth Public Hall.
Councillor Salman Shaheen (Cabinet Member for Parks) spoke about the new Council Green and Blue Strategy. This includes improvements in local parks, funding for new allotments, community gardens and orchards, improving water quality in local rivers, planting thousands of new trees and a new Council online forum ` eco-talk`. Anjit Bansal (Principal Environmental Strategy Officer) outlined the Council Climate Action Plan including actions to reduce carbon footprints in the Council’s own buildings, promoting local green businesses, piloting a low carbon neighbourhood in Isleworth, new charging points for electric cars and a new Hounslow Youth Climate Action Network. Karanraj Birk, a student from Isleworth & Syon School, explained about the importance of the environment to young people and actions being taken in his school.
Representatives from local organisations, including Friends of the Earth and the Green Party, contributed to the community action session to brainstorm practical actions we can all take to protect the environment in Isleworth and tackle climate change. A summary of suggestions made will be put onto our TIS website and the `Top 12 Tips` included in our next newsletter. The Summit also discussed areas in Isleworth which could benefit from a `community clean up`. The TIS Committee will consider these proposals; watch out for more information in our next newsletter.
Detailed content from the Summit is available here
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